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dawdling


  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dawdling 
  adj  :  wasting  time  [syn:  {dilatory},  {laggard},  {poky},  {pokey}] 
  n  :  the  deliberate  act  of  wasting  time  instead  of  working  [syn: 
  {dalliance},  {trifling},  {wasting  time}] 




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