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English definition of “waltz”

waltz

noun [C] uk   /wɒls/ us    /wɑːls/
a formal dance in which two people holding each other move around a large room, turning as they go, or a piece of music with three beats in a bar written for this style of dancing

waltz

verb uk   /wɒls/ us    /wɑːls/

waltz verb (WALK)

[I usually + adv/prep] informal to walk somewhere quickly and confidently, often in a way that annoys other people: You can't just waltz into my bedroom without knocking - it's private! My idiot wife has gone and waltzed off with my car keys and left me without any means of transport!

waltz verb (DANCE)

[I] to dance a waltz
Phrasal verbs
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