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loll

[lol] /lɒl/
verb (used without object)
1.
to recline or lean in a relaxed, lazy, or indolent manner; lounge:
to loll on a sofa.
2.
to hang loosely; droop; dangle:
The dog stood in the heat with his tongue lolling out of his mouth.
verb (used with object)
3.
to allow to hang, droop, or dangle.
noun, Archaic.
4.
the act of lolling.
5.
a person or thing that lolls.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English lollen, lullen (perhaps imitative); compare Middle Dutch lollen doze, sit over the fire
Related forms
loller, noun
lollingly, adverb
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Examples for loll
  • Marionettes loll in an upper hallway lined with miniature theaters from the red-plush era.
  • loll about post-treatment under a hot waterfall in the hydrotherapy room.
  • Urchins loll around the stage, reacting to the dialogue and moving scenery.
  • Cattle that eat the fungus are inclined to loll about in shady mud holes at a time when cattle ranchers would prefer them to be.
  • The pair's warm buzzes and loops served to remind dancers of dance floor fun while giving tired bodies an occasion to loll.
British Dictionary definitions for loll

loll

/lɒl/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to lie, lean, or lounge in a lazy or relaxed manner
2.
to hang or allow to hang loosely
noun
3.
an act or instance of lolling
Derived Forms
loller, noun
lolling, adjective
Word Origin
C14: perhaps imitative; perhaps related to Middle Dutch lollen to doze
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Word Origin and History for loll
v.

mid-14c., lollen "to lounge idly, hang loosely," perhaps related to Middle Dutch lollen "to doze, mumble," or somehow imitative of rocking or swinging. Specifically of the tongue from 1610s. Related: Lolled; lolling. As a noun, from 1709.

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