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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 act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
  3. To put off to a future time; postpone
To pass time at leisure; idle.
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  1. To pass time at leisure; idle.
  2. (Intransitive) To do nothing, to be idle.
  3. (Cockney rhyming slang) To headbutt, (from loaf of bread)
To pass (time) without doing anything:
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  1. To pass (time) without doing anything:
  2. To move slowly or without purpose:
  3. To move slowly or aimlessly; loaf
To spend by lounging
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  1. To spend by lounging
  2. To pass (time) in a lazy, relaxed, or idle way:
  3. To move or act in a lazy, relaxed way; loll:
To flirt; play at love
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  1. To flirt; play at love
  2. To consider or occupy oneself with something in a careless or unserious fashion; toy.
  3. To spend (time) idly:
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
To move slowly or aimlessly; loaf
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  1. To move slowly or aimlessly; loaf
  2. To move slowly or without purpose:
  3. To pass (time) without doing anything:
To thwart passage of; veto:
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  1. To thwart passage of; veto:
  2. To destroy a vitally essential quality in:
  3. To spend (time) on matters of little or no importance
To pass without being put to use:
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  1. To pass without being put to use:
  2. To fail to take advantage of or use for profit; lose:
  3. (--- Slang) To kill; murder.
To spend (time) in a pleasant way; cause to pass idly
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  1. To spend (time) in a pleasant way; cause to pass idly
To beguile; lure
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  1. To beguile; lure
  2. To influence or lead by means of wiles; entice:
  3. To pass (time) agreeably:
Find another word for dawdle. In this page you can discover 27 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for dawdle, like: delay, loaf, idle, lounge, loiter, dally, dilly-dally, drag, lag, linger and loiter.