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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

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

toddle off

in. to depart; to walk away. She said good-bye and toddled off.
See also: off, toddle
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After a 20-minute toddle, the kids and grown-ups headed back to the Pavilion Project, on Derwent Street, for a party.
The Big Toddle has been going for 17 years and is the UK's biggest fundraising event for toddlers.
The Big Toddle is a short sponsored walk which saw close to half a million under 5s across the UK register in 2013.
The main and 'official' opening Toddle event will take place at Gateshead's Saltwell Park on June 17, 2014, at 10am.
Angela said: "All in all in the North East we usually raise around PS49,000 from all the toddles and that goes to the PS1million target we always set across the UK.
For those of your readers who haven't yet taken part in the Big Toddle 2008, the good news is it's not too late!
Shoe artist Nina Divito joined the four-year-olds, from Christchurch Creche in Dublin, to launch the Danone Big Toddle for Barnardos.
HUNDREDS of toddlers took part in a toddle for young people in trouble.
Amazingly, the steel prongs missed 60-year-old Toddles, and the binmen found him alive and well when they arrived at the council tip.
This year's animal-themed Big Toddle at Knowsley Safari Park saw toddlers dressed as lions, tigers and bears and many other animals.
This year's animal-themed Big Toddle at Saltwell Park, Gateshead, in June, attracted more than 300 toddlers dressed as bears, lions, tigers, and many other animals..
Youngsters dressed as pirates are descending on Dudley Zoo and Gardens en masse for the Barnardo's Big Toddle this week and next.
HUNDREDS of tiny Teesside tots will walk the Barnardo's Big Toddle this summer to raise money for the kids' charity.
The Barnardo's Big Toddle will take place at Saltwell Park Gateshead on Tuesday, June 16 from 10am.
The Coventry City player of the year took part in the Barnardo's Big Toddle at the Wacky Warehouse in Bermuda Park.