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dawdle


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dawdle  \Daw"dle\  (d[add]"d'l),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dawdled};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Dawdling}.]  [Cf.  {Daddle}.] 
  To  waste  time  in  trifling  employment;  to  trifle;  to  saunter. 
 
  Come  some  evening  and  dawdle  over  a  dish  of  tea  with 
  me  --Johnson. 
 
  We  .  .  .  dawdle  up  and  down  Pall  Mall.  --Thackeray. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dawdle  \Daw"dle\,  v.  t. 
  To  waste  by  trifling;  as  to  dawdle  away  a  whole  morning. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dawdle  \Daw"dle\,  n. 
  A  dawdler.  --Colman  &  Carrick. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dawdle 
  v  1:  take  one's  time;  proceed  slowly  [syn:  {linger}]  [ant:  {rush}] 
  2:  hang  back  or  fall  (behind)  in  movement,  progress, 
  development,  etc  [syn:  {lag},  {fall  back},  {fall  behind}] 




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