ENGINE [I] › If an engine or machine idles, it runs slowly but does not move or do any work.
(motor) yavaş çalışmak, boşa dönmek/çalışmak He left the engine idling and ran into the shop.1358
STOP WORKING [T] US › to stop someone or something working or being used, often because there is not enough work to do
durdurmak, yavaşlatmak, boşa çalıştırmak The closure of the plant idled about 300 workers.1834
TIME [I] › to spend time doing nothing idle sth away phrasal verb
vakti boşa geçirmek, çalışmamak We saw her idling in the school grounds.1834
› to waste time doing nothing
zamanı boşa harcamak I idled away a few hours watching TV.1834