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waffle
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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
waffle /'wɔfl/
  • danh từ
    • bánh quế
    • chuyện gẫu; chuyện liến thoắng
    • nội động từ
      • nói chuyện gẫu; nói chuyện liến thoắng
    Concise Dictionary
    waffles|waffled|waffling'wɑfl /'wɒfl
    noun
    +pancake batter baked in a waffle iron
    verb
    +pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
    Thesaurus Dictionary
    v.
    1 Often, waffle on. carry on, jabber (on), prattle (on), prate, blather (on or away), Colloq run on, Brit witter (on), natter (on), rabbit on, Slang run off at the mouth:
    He kept waffling on about his new computer and, frankly, I wasn't listening.
    2 equivocate, hedge, quibble, shuffle, tergiversate, hem and haw, prevaricate, Brit beat about the bush, US beat around the bush, Colloq fudge:
    I wish he would stop waffling and say what he means.
    n.
    3 talk, palaver, verbiage, prattle, twaddle, blather, prolixity, wordiness, jabber, jibber-jabber, Colloq hot air:
    All I got was a lot of waffle when I asked for the best interest rate on a loan.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 [C] a crisp flat cake with a pattern of squares on both sides, often eaten with sweet sauce, cream, etc. on top: a waffle iron (= for making waffles with)
    2 [U] (BrE, informal) language that uses a lot of words but does not say anything important or interesting: The report is just full of waffle.
    + verb [V]
    1 ~ (on) (about sth) (BrE, informal, disapproving) to talk or write using a lot of words but without saying anything interesting or important: The principal waffled on about exam results but no one was listening. + If you want to sound professional-don't waffle.
    2 ~ (on / over sth) (AmE, informal) to be unable to decide what to do about sth or what you think about sth: The senator was accused of waffling on major issues.


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