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An area of still water.
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  1. An area of still water.
  2. A period of little activity; a lull:
  3. A period of lessened activity, production, etc.; lull
The extent to which something is held back or delayed.
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  1. The extent to which something is held back or delayed.
  2. The act or process of delaying or impeding.
  3. The condition of being delayed or impeded.
The quality or state of being slow.
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  1. The quality or state of being slow.
  2. (Physics) A unit, the reciprocal of velocity, that delineates the amount of time required for an object to travel a given distance.
  1. Slowness; backwardness.
  2. The state or quality of being belated or of being too late.
(Uncountable) The state or quality of being tardy.
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  1. (Uncountable) The state or quality of being tardy.
  2. (Countable) The result or product of being tardy.
(Math.) The set containing all numbers between two given numbers: it may include one, both, or neither end point
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  1. (Math.) The set containing all numbers between two given numbers: it may include one, both, or neither end point
  2. A period of time between two events, points of time, etc.; intervening period
  3. A half-open interval.
A delaying or being delayed
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  1. A delaying or being delayed
  2. The act of delaying; postponement:
  3. The period of time during which one is delayed.
A slowing down, as of production
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  1. A slowing down, as of production
  2. A reduction in speed, or a decrease in the level of production, etc.
  3. The act or process of slowing down; a slackening of pace:
One that impedes or slows progress; a drawback or burden:
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  1. One that impedes or slows progress; a drawback or burden:
  2. A force acting on a moving body, opposite in direction to the movement of the body, caused by the interaction of the body and the medium it moves through. The strength of drag usually depends on the velocity of the body. &diamf3; Drag caused by buildup of pressure in front of the moving body and a decrease in pressure behind the body is called pressure drag . It is an important factor in the design of aerodynamically efficient shapes for cars and airplanes. &diamf3; Drag caused by the viscosity of the medium as the molecules along the body's surface move through it is called skin drag or skin friction . It is an important factor in the design of efficient surface materials for cars, airplanes, boat hulls, skis, and swimsuits.
  3. Clothing, esp. clothing typical of a certain country, period, occupation, etc.
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  1. The state of economic decline, inactivity, slow or subnormal growth.
  2. The property of being sluggish, unable or unwilling to act quickly.
(Intransitive) To move or walk lackadaisically.
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  1. (Intransitive) To move or walk lackadaisically.
  2. To move aimlessly or lackadaisically:
  3. To waste (time) by idling:
To stay in a place or be slow in leaving it, often out of reluctance:
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  1. To stay in a place or be slow in leaving it, often out of reluctance:
  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:
(Idiomatic) to contain; stop
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  1. (Idiomatic) to contain; stop
  2. (Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
To walk or move slowly and indolently, with frequent stops and pauses; often, specif., to linger aimlessly in a public place
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  1. To walk or move slowly and indolently, with frequent stops and pauses; often, specif., to linger aimlessly in a public place
  2. To stand idly about; linger without any purpose.
  3. To spend (time) idly
To delay, linger, be tardy, etc.
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  1. To delay, linger, be tardy, etc.
  2. To wait for; await.
  3. To stay for a time, esp. longer than originally intended; remain temporarily
To move or proceed slowly or in a scattered or irregular group:
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  1. To move or proceed slowly or in a scattered or irregular group:
  2. To stray from the path or course, or wander from the main group
  3. To move or lag behind another or others:
To walk at a leisurely pace; stroll.
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  1. To walk at a leisurely pace; stroll.
To move or cause to move slowly or by small degrees:
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  1. To move or cause to move slowly or by small degrees:
  2. A unit of length in the US Customary System equal to1 /12 of a foot (2.54 centimeters).
  3. To move by inches or degrees; move very slowly
(Intransitive) To gradually decrease in intensity or tautness; to become slack.
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  1. (Intransitive) To gradually decrease in intensity or tautness; to become slack.
  2. To make or become less tense, taut, or firm; loosen:
  3. To become less tense; loosen, as rope
(Idiomatic, colloquial) To slow, slow down, decelerate.
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  1. (Idiomatic, colloquial) To slow, slow down, decelerate.
(Idiomatic, intransitive) To be late (for a regular event)
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  1. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To be late (for a regular event)
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see fall,‎ behind.
  3. (Intransitive) To be progressively below average in performance.
To postpone or delay needlessly.
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  1. To postpone or delay needlessly.
  2. To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
  3. To put off doing (something unpleasant or burdensome) until a future time; esp., to postpone (such actions) habitually
To toil; to drudge; especially, to study laboriously and patiently.
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  1. To toil; to drudge; especially, to study laboriously and patiently.
  2. To work or act perseveringly or monotonously; drudge:
  3. To move or walk heavily or laboriously; trudge:
To walk, esp. wearily or laboriously
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  1. To walk, esp. wearily or laboriously
  2. To walk in a laborious, heavy-footed way; plod.
To walk with short, uncertain steps, as in very early childhood
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  1. To walk with short, uncertain steps, as in very early childhood
  2. To walk leisurely; stroll.
  3. To walk unsteadily, as a small child does.
(Intransitive) To walk in a clumsy, lazy manner.
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  1. (Intransitive) To walk in a clumsy, lazy manner.
  2. To sit, stand, walk, etc. in a slouch
  3. To droop or hang carelessly, as a hat.
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 move with short sliding steps, without or barely lifting the feet:
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  1. To move with short sliding steps, without or barely lifting the feet:
  2. To move in a slovenly, dragging manner; to drag or scrape the feet in walking or dancing.
  3. To move (things, for example) from one place or position to another; transfer or shift:
To become weak, ineffective, or unsteady, especially in performance:
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  1. To become weak, ineffective, or unsteady, especially in performance:
  2. To act hesitantly; show uncertainty; waver; flinch
  3. To move uncertainly or unsteadily; totter; stumble
To signal to stop:
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  1. To signal to stop:
  2. To signal with or as with a flag; esp., to signal (the driver of a vehicle) to stop
  3. To signal with or as if with a flag.
To astonish, shock, or overwhelm:
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  1. To astonish, shock, or overwhelm:
  2. To arrange (the wings of a biplane) so that the leading edge of one wing is either ahead of or behind the leading edge of the other wing.
  3. (Sports) To arrange (the start of a race) with the starting point in the outside lanes progressively closer to the finish line so as to neutralize the advantage of competing in the shorter inside lanes.
To fetter by tying the legs; to restrict (a horse) with hobbles.
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  1. To fetter by tying the legs; to restrict (a horse) with hobbles.
  2. (Figuratively) To move roughly or irregularly.
  3. To put a device around the legs of (a horse, for example) so as to hamper but not prevent movement.
To walk lamely, especially with irregularity, as if favoring one leg.
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  1. To walk lamely, especially with irregularity, as if favoring one leg.
  2. To walk with or as with a lame or partially disabled leg or foot
  3. To move or proceed unevenly, jerkily, or laboriously, as because of being impaired, defective, damaged, etc.
To walk while shuffling or dragging the feet.
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  1. To walk while shuffling or dragging the feet.
  2. To walk in a lazy or clumsy manner, barely lifting the feet; shuffle
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:
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 bring up or catch by such means.
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  1. To bring up or catch by such means.
  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
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 act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
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  1. To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
  2. To put off to a future time; postpone
  3. To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired:
To keep from proceeding; delay or retard:
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  1. To keep from proceeding; delay or retard:
  2. (Archaic) To retain or withhold (payment or property, for example).
  3. Keep (someone) from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attention.
To be delayed.
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  1. To be delayed.
  2. To cause to move or proceed slowly; delay or impede.
  3. To hinder, delay, or slow the advance or progress of
To remove from or allow distance.
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  1. To remove from or allow distance.
  2. To delay or obstruct.
  3. (Idiomatic) To cost money, as.
To become slow or slower.
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  1. To become slow or slower.
  2. To delay; retard.
  3. In a slow manner or at a slow speed; slowly
To lose forward flying speed, causing a stall. Used of an aircraft.
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  1. To lose forward flying speed, causing a stall. Used of an aircraft.
  2. (Intransitive) To employ delaying tactics
  3. To cause (a motor or motor vehicle) accidentally to stop running.
The act of delaying; postponement:
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  1. The act of delaying; postponement:
  2. The condition of being delayed; detainment.
  3. A delaying or being delayed
The condition of being detained; detention
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(Physics) The amount of fissionable material being processed or in storage for irradiation in a reactor cycle
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  1. (Physics) The amount of fissionable material being processed or in storage for irradiation in a reactor cycle
  2. (Chem.) The amount of liquid retained or delayed during fractional distillation and certain types of solvent extractions
  3. A stoppage; delay or hindrance
The act or process of delaying or impeding.
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  1. The act or process of delaying or impeding.
  2. The condition of being delayed or impeded.
  3. (Short for) mental retardation
A slow person, esp. one who is always falling behind; loiterer
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  1. A slow person, esp. one who is always falling behind; loiterer
(Slang) A member of support staff responsible for contacting lawyers to check how a case is progressing.
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  1. (Slang) A member of support staff responsible for contacting lawyers to check how a case is progressing.
  2. A person or thing that lags
  3. One who installs lagging.
Agent noun of linger; one who lingers.
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  1. Agent noun of linger; one who lingers.
One who loiters, one who lingers or hangs around.
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  1. One who loiters, one who lingers or hangs around.
A push, thrust, or jab.
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  1. A push, thrust, or jab.
  2. One who moves slowly or aimlessly; a dawdler.
  3. (Slang) A punch or blow with the fist:
One who procrastinates; one who delays working on things.
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  1. One who procrastinates; one who delays working on things.
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  1. A roving vagabond.
  2. One who falls behind the rest.
  3. Something that shoots, or spreads out, beyond the rest, or too far; an exuberant growth.
Obsolete form of terrier.
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One that moves, works, or acts slowly.
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  1. One that moves, works, or acts slowly.
  2. (Slang) A person who acts or moves slowly
  3. (US, Canada) A mild insult for a person that moves slowly.
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