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English definition of “loaf”


verb [I] (AVOID WORK)   /loʊf/ infml
to avoid activity, esp. work: He just wanted to loaf for a while before beginning the new job.
(Definition of loaf verb (AVOID WORK) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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