labern

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labern (third-person singular simple present labert, past tense laberte, past participle gelabert, auxiliary haben)

  1. (informal) to engage in unsubstantiated, lengthy, unnecessarily winded, speech or monologue
    Unser Bürgemeister hat als guter Politiker, der er ist, auf der Bühne länger gelabert, so fiel die Verspätung des Orchesters gar nicht auf.
    Being a good politician, our mayor extended his speech on stage, so the delayed appearance of the orchestra went unnoticed.

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