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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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Toddling along: Jodie and Evie-May Harvey; Natalie Forbes from Woodside children's centre; and Ben and Michelle Hazeldine outside Dudley Castle.
We are aiming to get the nation toddling together, so we are inviting playgroups, preschools, nurseries, childminders, nannies and parents to register now."
A NATIONAL toddling event will see under fives pulling on their booties to raise money for disadvantaged children.
The Angelenos eventually proved less hospitable than it was hoped, and after a period of limbo verging on chaos, the Joffrey has now come to roost in Chicago, that toddling town, most American of cities, home of America's finest architecture and a theater center of no little moment.
Leanne Oxley, leisure and sports development officer at Stockton Council, said: "The big toddle was a great success and we had lots of young swashbuckling pirates toddling their way around the park."
The event at St Fagans, Cardiff, saw nearly 200 children, their parents and grandparents toddling, walking or being pushed around the grounds of the national history museum's village as part of the Barnardo's Cymru annual Big Toddle.
SKY BLUES star Jay Tabb (below) has swapped dribbling for toddling as he helped Nuneaton tots raise money for charity.
Asked if her youngest son Leo would be toddling at next year's event she said: ``I would love to take him on a toddle but if we did the press would exploit him.''
We shall be toddling again next summer and invite all under-fives to join in the fun.
Children from the Bridges Nursery in Gateshead are this week toddling around the playground to raise cash for charity.
THESE cute little ducks enjoyed dressing up and toddling two-by-two at a special charity event hosted by their nursery.