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Other Dawdle Definition

[v] hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
[v] waste time; "Get busy--don't dally!"
[v] take one's time; proceed slowly

Misc. Definitions

\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.
\Daw"dle\, v. t. To waste by trifling; as, to dawdle away a whole morning.
\Daw"dle\, n. A dawdler. --Colman & Carrick.

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