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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of idle.

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Examples

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 11: 23am EST Home builder Deer Valley 'idles' plant, finishes quarter in black

    San Antonio Business News - Local San Antonio News | The San Antonio Business Journal

  • While New Delhi idles, India's large and diverse states are competing for growth and investment.

    India Looks to the States

  • She stops breathing for long spaces of time while her heart rate idles around 40 and then she begins to breathe again.

    Between Expectations

  • The old joke about contracts being awarded to the lowest bidder has become our nightmare as it idles companies, their workers, the commercial real estate they sit on, the durable goods they invest in to manufacture things, and the secondary economic accelerators like housing, education and the rest of the infrastructure that defines the vision of the American way of life.

    Dennis Santiago: Economic Recovery Means Learning to Export Unemployment

  • Prices for aluminum have skyrocketed 38% since July as global markets ramp up manufacturing, particularly in transportation, and China idles some of its production of the metal in an effort to reduce energy consumption and pollution.

    Alcoa Shines as Aluminum Prices Rise

  • A Tepco official said the company often idles its reactors for longer than necessary for maintenance and repairs, in a bid to demonstrate to local residents that the company isn't rushing through repairs.

    Safety Formula Had More Reactors Doing Less

  • ON THE SAN PEDRO CHANNEL — The fishing boat idles five miles off the California coast.

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  • The move idles about 20,000 vehicles in the Avis and Budget group fleet, and affects about four percent of cars rented by Enterprise Holdings, which owns Alamo, National, and Enterprise.

    Rental car fleets hold back on Toyotas due to recall

  • In a mild hybrid the electric motor or generator operates at the same time as the engine stores energy through regenerative braking and a stop-start process when the car idles.

    Confusing Car Terms Explained

  • He's a splendid actor — you know his face if not his name — with a psychic engine that idles quiet and low but redlines high (as in a fight scene that moves from comical to ghastly).

    'Hubble': Heavenly Ticket to Space

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