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toddle along

1. To walk forward in a leisurely or aimless manner; to stroll along. We're never going to see everything if you keep toddling along like that!
2. To follow the course of something in a leisurely or aimless manner; to stroll along something. We toddled along the beach chatting about all sorts of things.
3. To walk forward with short, unsteady steps. I love watching my young son toddle along on his own. The baby refused to be carried on the hike, so we had to just to let her toddle along behind us.
4. To follow the course of something with short, unsteady steps. It makes me so nervous the way you let your daughter toddle along the edge of the pool like that. The schoolchildren lined up behind their teacher and toddled along the sidewalk to the park.
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toddle away

1. To walk leisurely or carelessly away (from someone or something). The man just took his food and then toddled away without paying! I used to be a guide on a walking tour when I lived in Florence, and you always had people toddling away throughout the day.
2. To walk away (from someone or something) with short, unsteady steps. You can't take your eyes off our two-year-old for a second, or she'll toddle away in an instant! My son thinks it's great fun to rifle through my purse and toddle away with my keys.
See also: away, toddle

toddle off

1. To walk leisurely or carelessly away (from someone or something). The man just took his food and then toddled off without paying! I used to be a guide for a walking tour when I lived in Florence, and you always had people toddling off throughout the day.
2. To walk away (from someone or something) with short, unsteady steps. You can't take your eyes off our two-year-old for a second, or she'll toddle off in an instant! My son thinks it's great fun to rifle through my purse and toddle off with my keys.
See also: off, toddle
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

toddle along

 
1. to walk along in an unconcerned manner. Kathleen was just toddling along, minding her own business.
2. to walk away. Why don't you toddle along now and let me get some work done?
See also: toddle

toddle away

 and toddle off
to walk away. Not even noticing what had happened, the old lady got up and toddled away. Sam toddled away, leaving us behind to explain things to the boss. Wally toddled off, leaving his dinner untouched. Don't just toddle off when I'm talking to you!
See also: away, toddle
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

toddle off

in. to depart; to walk away. She said good-bye and toddled off.
See also: off, toddle
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Nursery manager Victoria Solomon said: "We are always so happy to support this brilliant charity with our annual nursery toddle at Busy Bees.
Two youngsters take a break from the annual Barnardo's Big Toddle organised by St Cuthbert's Church, Marton last year
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ON BEHALF of Barnardo's, I would like to say a huge thank you to all the under-fives who took part in the Barnardo's Big Toddles at Knowsley Safari Park this summer.
Nursery manager Susanne O'Hara said the Toddle Waddle was a popular annual event.
Barnardos Big Toddle is a nationwide appeal that encourages youngsters to help other children by taking part in a half-mile sponsored walk.
Ffion Haf, community development officer for the charity, said: "Our toddle waddle event helps to deliver a very important message, but at the same time encourages youngsters and their families to come together, have fun, and raise vital funds."
Registrants can attend the Big Toddle being held by Barnardo's over at Gulliver'sWorld (Warrington) on June 21, Knowsley Safari Park on June 23 and Chester Zoo on May 10 andJuly5, 6, 7 & 8.
n Are you taking part in the Big Toddle? Send us your pictures to news@coventrytelegraph.net
The 12th Big Toddle was being held at Dudley Zoo and Castle yesterday and today and again next Tuesday and Wednesday.
WE WOULD like to thank all the under-fives across Merseyside who took part in the Barnardo's Big Toddle last summer.
PARENTS across the region are being urged to sign up now for the region's number one fundraising event for under fives - The Barnardo's Big Toddle 2014.