drone

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdrəʊn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/droʊn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(drōn)


Inflections of 'drone' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
drones
v 3rd person singular
droning
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
droned
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
droned
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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drone

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. just another [corporate, office] drone
  2. don't want to [be, become] [a corporate] drone
  3. a drone flying (overhead)
  4. the drone of the [engine, motor]
  5. a continuous drone in the [factory, background]
  6. a military drone
  7. flew a drone over
  8. [killed, destroyed] by a drone
  9. spotted a drone (in the sky)
  10. used a drone to [spy, observe, identify]
  11. an [unmanned, autonomous] drone
  12. packages delivered by drones
v
  1. the [professor, boss] droned on and on
  2. the [professor] was droning on and on
  3. the [meeting, speech, presentation] droned on for hours
  4. was droning on about
  5. kept droning on about
  6. [machines, printers] droned (in the factory)
  7. the [fan, air conditioning] droned in the room
  8. a [machine, engine] was droning in the distance
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