waffle

US [ˈwʌf(ə)l]
UK [ˈwɒf(ə)l]
  • v.〈非正式〉胡扯;发表模棱两可的观点
  • n.华夫饼;〈非正式〉废话
  • Web松饼;华夫饼干;华夫格
Plural Form:waffles  Present Participle:waffling  Past Tense:waffled  
waffle
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n.
1.
[c]
华夫饼,蛋奶烘饼(两面有方块图案,常涂以糖浆、奶油等)a crisp flat cake with a pattern of squares on both sides, often eaten with sweet sauce, cream, etc. on top
a waffle iron(= for making waffles with)
蛋奶烘饼烤模
2.
[u]
(informal)
胡扯;废话连篇language that uses a lot of words but does not say anything important or interesting
The report is just full of waffle.
这份报告只是一大堆废话。
v.
1.
[i]
(informal)
~ (on) (about sth)
胡扯;耍贫嘴;絮叨;胡写to talk or write using a lot of words but without saying anything interesting or important
The principal waffled on about exam results but no one was listening.
校长絮絮叨叨地谈着考试结果,但是谁也没有听进去。
2.
[i]
(informal)
~ (on/over sth)
拿不定主意;三心二意to be unable to decide what to do about sth or what you think about sth
The senator was accused of waffling on major issues.
人们指责参议员在主要问题上立场模糊。

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