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dally

dal·ly

dally

pronunciation:
dae li
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: dallied, dallies, dallying
definition 1: to waste time; be idle.
He dallied while we worked.
synonyms:
dawdle, dilly-dally, fiddle around, fool around, lollygag, mess around
antonyms:
hasten
similar words:
delay, linger, loiter, putter, shilly-shally, tarry
definition 2: to tease or toy with.
He was merely dallying with her affections.
synonyms:
flirt, play, toy, trifle
similar words:
sport
definition 3: to indulge in amorous play.
synonyms:
bill and coo, neck
similar words:
cuddle, kiss, mess around, nuzzle, play, smooch
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to waste (time).
We dallied the hours away at cards.
synonyms:
dawdle away, fiddle away, fool away, trifle away
antonyms:
hasten
similar words:
play, wanton away
derivations: dallyingly (adv.), dallier (n.)