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potter

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   /ˈpɒt.ər/  us   /ˈpɑː.t̬ɚ/ mainly UK (US usually putter)
to move about without hurrying, and in a relaxed and pleasant way: I spent the afternoon pottering around the garden doing a few odd jobs. He doesn't drive very fast - he tends to potter along.

potter

noun uk   /ˈpɒt.ər/  us   /ˈpɑː.t̬ɚ/

potter noun (POT MAKER)

[C] a person who makes dishes, plates, and other objects from clay, usually by hand on a special wheel

potter noun (WALK)

[S] UK a slow, relaxed walk around a place: I'm just going into town for a potter round the shops.
Translations of “potter”
in Arabic فَواخِرجي…
in Korean 도공…
in Malaysian tukang tembikar…
in French potier/-ière…
in Turkish çömlekçi…
in Italian ceramista…
in Chinese (Traditional) 閒逛,閒蕩…
in Russian гончар…
in Polish garnca-rz/rka…
in Vietnamese thợ gốm…
in Spanish alfarero, ceramista…
in Portuguese ceramista…
in Thai ช่างปั้นหม้อ…
in German der/die Töpfer(in)…
in Catalan terrissaire, ceramista…
in Japanese 陶芸家, 陶工…
in Indonesian pembuat gerabah…
in Chinese (Simplified) 闲逛,闲荡…
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