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mark time

Definition of mark time

  1. 1 :  to move one's feet up and down like someone who is marching but without moving forward <The soldiers marked time until ordered to advance.>

  2. 2 :  to live without doing much while waiting for something to happen <I'm just marking time until I retire.>



Word by Word Definitions

markplay
  1. :  a boundary land

    :  a conspicuous object serving as a guide for travelers

    :  something (as a line, notch, or fixed object) designed to record position

  1. :  to fix or trace out the bounds or limits of

    :  to plot the course of :  chart

    :  to designate as if by a mark

  1. :  any of various old European units of weight used especially for gold and silver

    :  a unit equal to about eight ounces (248 grams)

    : :  a unit of value:

timeplay
  1. :  the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues :  duration

    :  a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

    :  leisure

  1. :  to arrange or set the time of :  schedule

    :  to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

    :  to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. :  of or relating to time

    :  recording time

    :  timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment


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