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"toddle" in British English

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toddleverb [I]

uk   /ˈtɒd.l̩/  us   /ˈtɑː.dl̩/
(​especially of a ​youngchild) to ​walk with ​shortsteps, ​trying to ​keep the ​bodybalanced: I ​watched my two-year-old ​nephew toddling around after his ​puppy. UK informal to ​walksomewhere: I'm just toddling off/round to the ​shops.
(Definition of toddle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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toddleverb [I]

 us   /ˈtɑd·əl/
(esp. of a ​youngchild) to ​walkawkwardly with ​shortsteps: Our two-year-old toddled after his ​puppy.
(Definition of toddle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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