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dawdle

daw·dle

dawdle

 
 
pronunciation:
daw dl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: dawdled, dawdles, dawdling
definition 1: to walk slowly and aimlessly; linger along the way.
If you dawdle, you will be late.
antonyms:
dash, hurry, speed
similar words:
idle, loiter, poke, trail
definition 2: to waste time; be slow and idle.
She dawdled over the dishwashing.
antonyms:
hurry
similar words:
dally, idle, linger, loiter, poke
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to waste (time) by idling (often fol. by away).
He was dawdling away the afternoon.
similar words:
idle, linger, loaf, trifle
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derivations: dawdlingly (adv.), dawdler (n.)