Soldier Sol"dier, v. i. 1. To serve as a soldier. [1913 Webster]

2. To make a pretense of doing something, or of performing any task. [Colloq.U.S.] [1913 Webster]

Note: In this sense the vulgar pronounciation (s[=o]"j[~e]r) is jocosely preserved. [1913 Webster]

It needs an opera glass to discover whether the leaders are pulling, or only soldiering. --C. D. Warner. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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