prate

  • 21 prate — see prattle * * * [preɪt] see prattle …

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  • 22 prate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. chatter, babble. See loquacity. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To talk rapidly, incoherently, or indistinctly: babble, blather, chatter, gabble, gibber, jabber, prattle. See WORDS. 2. To talk… …

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  • 23 prate — preɪt v. chatter, talk about trivial matters, babble, gab; express foolishly, utter using nonsensical talk …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 24 prate — 1) pater 2) taper …

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  • 25 prate — verb talk foolishly or at tedious length. Origin ME: from MDu., Mid. Low Ger. praten, prob. of imitative origin …

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  • 26 prate — verb (intransitive + on/about) old fashioned to talk in a meaningless, boring way about something …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 27 prate — v 1. palaver, blab, bleat, Inf. gab; gush, Inf. spout, Sl. run off or on at the mouth; gossip, buzz, tell tales, repeat everything one hears; be loquacious or talkative, ramble, maunder. 2. babble, twaddle, Brit. twattle, blather, drivel; talk… …

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  • 28 prate — [[t]preɪt[/t]] v. prat•ed, prat•ing, n. 1) to talk excessively and pointlessly; babble 2) to utter in empty or foolish talk 3) the act of prating 4) empty or foolish talk • Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME < MD praeten. Cf. prattle prat′er, n.… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 29 prate — v. & n. v. 1 intr. chatter; talk too much. 2 intr. talk foolishly or irrelevantly. 3 tr. tell or say in a prating manner. n. prating; idle talk. Derivatives: prater n. prating adj. Etymology: ME f. MDu., MLG praten, prob. imit …

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  • 30 prate like a parrot — talk incessantly, repeat what others say, chatter, talk nonsense …

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  • 31 prate the news all over the town — spread the news throughout the town …

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  • 32 prate-apace — …

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  • 33 prate-rost — …

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  • 34 senseless prate — index platitude Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 35 cu'prate — noun Any of several compounds containing modified oxides of copper, which act as superconductors • • • Main Entry: ↑cupreous …

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  • 36 pratekti — pratèkti intr. 1. K, NdŽ, DŽ1, KŽ, Grd būti ilgesniam, išlįsti: Turėjo sijonai pratèkti (apatinis turėjo būti ilgesnis už viršutinį, kad apsisegus matytųsi iš apačios) Prk. Tavo apatinis pratenka, pasirišk Jrb. Ilgos marškinių rankovės yr,… …

    Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • 37 pratęsti — pratę̃sti, ia (pràtęsia), pràtęsė Š, Rtr; SD1141,142, Sut, M 1. tr. N, K, KŽ tempiant padaryti ilgesnį arba platesnį, pratempti: Striubą daiktą pratę̃sti, kad būtų ilgesnis J. Nulėkė vilkas par kalvį ir paprašė, kad pratę̃st jam liežiuvį (ps.)… …

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  • 38 Prated — Prate Prate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Prated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prating}.] [Akin to LG. & D. praten, Dan. prate, Sw. & Icel. prata.] To talk much and to little purpose; to be loquacious; to speak foolishly; to babble. [1913 Webster] To prate and talk …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 39 Prating — Prate Prate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Prated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prating}.] [Akin to LG. & D. praten, Dan. prate, Sw. & Icel. prata.] To talk much and to little purpose; to be loquacious; to speak foolishly; to babble. [1913 Webster] To prate and talk …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 40 pratėgui — pratė̃gui adv. [K], pratėguĩ Šk, Slv 1. Q146, CII1144, R, B vienas paskui kitą: Gudai kinko arklius pratėgui MŽ. Kai buvo ta gilioji žiema, tai kitaip negalėjai pavažiuot, kai tik pratė̃gui Šmk. Keturiais arkliais vežė, pratė̃gui pakinkė Erž.… …

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