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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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Over 250,000 UK children toddled the equivalent distance of five times around the world last year, raising over pounds 1 million for Barnardo's work with vulnerable children.
Dressed in nature themed costumes, the children toddled to nearby Jubilee Park for fun in the park before returning to the church for refreshments.
The 37 children, aged eight months to five years, were either pushed in their buggies or toddled along.
With shoes polished and wellies wiped down, these tots - about 60 in all - toddled round Greenhead Park, Marsh, to raise charity cash.
CELEBRITY mothers and children toddled past 10 Downing Street to launch a country-wide charity event for pint-sized fundraisers.
A GROUP of tots toddled their way to a teddy bear's picnic for charity.
Smiles creased the faces of the excited under-fives who toddled around The Grove in the revamped park then enjoyed goodies.
Sheila Patel of Barnardo's said: "Youngsters toddled around the park on their own or clutching the hands of their friends.
These terrific tots have joined nearly half a million youngsters across the UK who have toddled so far this year, raising funds for their communities and Barnardo's early-years work.
About 20 tots from the Culverdene Day Nursery toddled a half-mile course with parents, carers and friends.
STEPPING OUT: Some of the youngsters from Stepping Stones Creche in the Southlands Centre who toddled half a mile around the ponds in Stewart Park in June last year as part of Barnardo's Big Toddle
Teesside tots put their best foot forward and toddled to raise cash for other children.
The children toddled over a half-mile course at Hemlington Initiative Centre on Cass House Road.