idle

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Positive
idle

Comparative
more idle

Superlative
most idle

  1. If someone is idle, they are not active or working.
    The idle workers are going to be replaced by more ambitious employees.

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Plain form
idle

Third-person singular
idles

Past tense
idled

Past participle
idled

Present participle
idling

  1. If a car is idle, it is on but is not moving.
    Jack left his car idling while went inside the store to get bread.
    In the winter, I let my car idle for a few minutes before driving so the engine can warm up a bit.