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To amuse oneself idly; trifle:
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  1. To amuse oneself idly; trifle:
  2. To engage in flirtation; dally
  3. To treat something casually or without seriousness:
To extract, identify, or cause to come about. Used with out :
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  1. To extract, identify, or cause to come about. Used with out :
  2. To say in a playful or mocking way:
  3. To annoy or harass by persistent mocking or poking fun, playful fooling, etc.
To act or conduct oneself in a specified way:
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  1. To act or conduct oneself in a specified way:
  2. To put (a specified card) into play
  3. (Music) To perform on an instrument:
To treat flippantly or without seriousness; play or toy:
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  1. To treat flippantly or without seriousness; play or toy:
  2. To play or toy (with something)
  3. To play fast and loose (with a person's affections); dally
To move aimlessly or lackadaisically:
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  1. To move aimlessly or lackadaisically:
  2. (Intransitive) To move or walk lackadaisically.
  3. To spend (time) without haste or purpose.
To move slowly or aimlessly; loaf
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  1. To move slowly or aimlessly; loaf
  2. To pass (time) without doing anything:
  3. To move slowly or without purpose:
(Intransitive) To be active, but not excessively busy, at a task or a series of tasks.
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  1. (Intransitive) To be active, but not excessively busy, at a task or a series of tasks.
  2. To spend (time) doing minor or unimportant activities:
  3. To walk or move in an unhurried or casual manner.
To engage in coquetry; flirt.
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  1. To engage in coquetry; flirt.
  2. To trifle or dally (with an idea, offer, etc.)
  3. To attempt to attract the notice, admiration, or love of; to treat with a show of tenderness or regard, with a view to deceive and disappoint.
To move abruptly or jerkily:
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  1. To move abruptly or jerkily:
  2. To act as if one is sexually attracted to another person, usually in a playful manner.
  3. To behave as though romantically or sexually attracted to someone, often, specif., without serious intentions or emotional commitment
To engage in flirtation; dally
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  1. To engage in flirtation; dally
  2. To amuse oneself idly; trifle:
  3. To treat something casually or without seriousness:
To talk or act jokingly, mockingly, etc.; deal lightly
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  1. To talk or act jokingly, mockingly, etc.; deal lightly
  2. (Intransitive) To deal with something as if it were of little importance or worth.
  3. To play or toy (with something)
To cause to move quickly:
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  1. To cause to move quickly:
  2. To act as if one is sexually attracted to another person, usually in a playful manner.
  3. To behave as though romantically or sexually attracted to someone, often, specif., without serious intentions or emotional commitment
To act or conduct oneself in a specified way:
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  1. To act or conduct oneself in a specified way:
  2. To put (a specified card) into play
  3. (Music) To perform on an instrument:
To amuse oneself idly; trifle:
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  1. To amuse oneself idly; trifle:
  2. To engage in flirtation; dally
  3. To treat something casually or without seriousness:
To treat flippantly or without seriousness; play or toy:
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  1. To treat flippantly or without seriousness; play or toy:
  2. To play or toy (with something)
  3. To play fast and loose (with a person's affections); dally
To move aimlessly or lackadaisically:
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  1. To move aimlessly or lackadaisically:
  2. To spend (time) without haste or purpose.
  3. (Intransitive) To move or walk lackadaisically.
To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired:
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  1. To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired:
  2. To put off to a future time; postpone
  3. To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
Alternative spelling of dilly-dally.
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  1. Alternative spelling of dilly-dally.
  2. To waste time, especially in indecision; dawdle or vacillate.
To cause to be involved in an unpleasant or difficult situation:
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  1. To cause to be involved in an unpleasant or difficult situation:
  2. To bring (a subject) into conversation, a piece of writing, etc. unnecessarily or as if by force
  3. To be prolonged tediously; move or pass too slowly
(Billiards) To strike the cue ball so that it rebounds from the far rail to stop as close as possible to the near rail or the string line: done to decide the order of play
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  1. (Billiards) To strike the cue ball so that it rebounds from the far rail to stop as close as possible to the near rail or the string line: done to decide the order of play
  2. To fall, move, or stay behind; loiter; linger
  3. To move or develop more slowly than expected, desired, etc.; be retarded in motion, development, etc.
To proceed slowly; saunter:
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  1. To proceed slowly; saunter:
  2. To continue to live or exist although very close to death or the end
  3. To devote considerable time to something, especially in a leisurely fashion:
To proceed slowly or with many stops:
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  1. To proceed slowly or with many stops:
  2. To stand idly about; linger without any purpose.
  3. (--- Law) To violate a law or ordinance that prohibits persons from remaining in a given location without a clear purpose for an extended period of time, especially when behaving in a manner indicating a possible threat to persons or property in the vicinity.
To thrust forward; appear:
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  1. To thrust forward; appear:
  2. To push or jab with a stick, finger, etc.; prod
  3. To live or move slowly or lazily; loiter; putter; dawdle
To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
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  1. To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
  2. To put off doing (something unpleasant or burdensome) until a future time; esp., to postpone (such actions) habitually
  3. To postpone or delay needlessly.
To wait for; await.
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  1. To wait for; await.
  2. To stay for a time, esp. longer than originally intended; remain temporarily
  3. To delay, linger, be tardy, etc.
To follow the course taken by; pursue:
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  1. To follow the course taken by; pursue:
  2. To become gradually fainter; dwindle:
  3. To move, walk, go along, etc. wearily, heavily, or slowly; crawl; drag
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