waltz

waltz
waltz1 [wo:ls US wo:lts] n
[Date: 1700-1800; : German; Origin: walzer, from walzen 'to roll, dance']
1.) a fairly slow dance with a regular pattern of three beats
2.) a piece of music intended for this type of dance
a Strauss waltz
waltz 2
waltz2 v
1.)
to dance a waltz
They waltzed elegantly around the dance floor.
2.) [I always + adverb/preposition] [i]informal
to walk somewhere calmly and confidently - used to show disapproval
waltz in/into/up to
Jeff just waltzed up to the bar and helped himself to a drink.
She can't waltz in here and start making changes.
waltz off with [waltz off with sth] phr v
to take something without permission or without realizing that you have done this
Joe must have waltzed off with my jacket.
waltz through [waltz through sth] phr v
informal to pass an examination, win a game etc very well and without any difficulty

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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