waffle

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waffle nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (food: grid cake) (dolci)cialda nf
  (dolci)waffle nm
 Linda bought a waffle from a street vendor.
 Linda comprò una cialda da un venditore ambulante.
waffle nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. mainly UK, informal (aimless talk or writing)insulsaggine nf
  ciance, chiacchiere nfpl
 The pamphlet didn't really say anything specific; it was just waffle.
 Il volantino non diceva niente di veramente specifico, erano solo insulsaggini.
waffle viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." mainly UK, informal (talk or write aimlessly) (informale)blaterare vi
 James tends to waffle when he gets nervous.
 James tende a blaterare quando è nervoso.
waffle viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be indecisive)essere indeciso, essere titubante vi
 You're always waffling; I wish you would make up your mind!
 Sei sempre indeciso, vorrei che ti decidessi!
waffle on [sth],
waffle over [sth]
vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
US (be indecisive about)titubare su, esitare in vi
 The senator waffled on the decision for months.
 Il senatore titubò sulla decisione per mesi.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
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Belgian waffle nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (grid cake) (gastronomia)cialda belga nf
 Belgian waffles are fabulous with maple syrup and powdered sugar.
 Le cialde belghe sono deliziose con lo sciroppo d'acero e lo zucchero a velo.
waffle back and forth v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." US, informal (change mind)esitare, titubare vi
waffle iron nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (appliance for cooking waffles)crepiera, piastra elettrica per crepes nf
 I burnt my finger on the waffle iron.
 Mi sono bruciato un dito con la crepiera.
waffle on vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." mainly UK, informal (talk aimlessly) (figurato, informale)parlare a raffica vi
 The lecturer had been waffling on for an hour, and Karen felt herself getting sleepy.
waffle on about [sth] vi phrasal + prep mainly UK, informal (talk aimlessly about)parlare incessantemente di vi
  soffermarsi eccessivamente su v rif
 Karen was bored with the book; the author had been waffling on about his childhood for pages and pages and it really wasn't very interesting.
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