Noun(1) a leafless annual parasitic vine of the genus Cuscuta having whitish or yellow filamentous stems; obtain nourishment through haustoria
Verb(1) walk unsteadily
(1) We watch him dodder and disintegrate, and we sympathize.(2) Then the dodder snakes around its new host, grows into a large stringy mass, and ultimately chokes and kills its lifeline.(3) By tying suitable stem explants of dodder to touch the host, Kelly observed that 60% of individuals rejected suitable hosts within several hours.(4) Eventually a mat of stems forms around the host plant and the dodder loses contact with the soil.(5) The Levi's name has grown into doddering old age in a brutally competitive apparel market.(6) It is sixty years since the fall of the Third Reich, and the hunted monster is now a pathetic and doddering old man in his nineties.(7) Am I mistaken in thinking you still want to stand around talking like a doddering fool?(8) I have yet to discover that having been born when Cal Coolidge was gearing up to run for re-election confers any eminence upon this dodderer .(9) He is famous for doddering around with a camera crew in tow, picking up strange slithery beasts that look like they might bite him and poking sticks at them.(10) When he talks to sixth-formers, he starts off by saying that they probably think he's a dusty old dodderer .(11) The old gardener made an incoherent sound, dropped the basket and fled, doddering on those peculiar Rris ankle joints.(12) The fact that the leader of the free world used to be a doddering old guy completely out of touch with reality seems more cute than menacing these days.(13) But I won't be left doddering here like some incapable ninny.(14) They come on Uncle Junior's recommendation, but they prove to be doddering old fools with bad or no eyesight.(15) A government member labelled the retired military chiefs & diplomats as old dodderers .(16) He's like a doddering old man sitting in his horse and buggy, shaking his liver spot covered fist at passing automobiles.
1. totter ::
2. teeter ::
3. toddle ::
4. hobble ::
5. shuffle ::
6. shamble ::
7. falter ::
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