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Definition 1: consider not very seriously - [verb of cognition]

Samples where dally or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He is trifling with her
  • She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania

Synonyms for dally in the sense of this definition

(dally is a kind of ...) take into consideration for exemplifying purposes

"Take the case of China" "Consider the following case"

(dally has a similar meaning as ...) behave carelessly or indifferently

"Play about with a young girl's affection"

Definition 2: talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions - [verb of communication]

Samples where dally or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries
  • My husband never flirts with other women

Synonyms for dally in the sense of this definition

(dally is a kind of ...) exchange thoughts; talk with

"We often talk business" "Actions talk louder than words"

(... is a kind of dally ) engage in amorous play

(... is a kind of dally ) act seductively with (someone)

Definition 3: waste time - [verb of motion]

Samples where dally or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Get busy--don't dally!

Synonyms for dally in the sense of this definition

(dally is a kind of ...) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

"You should act like an adult" "Don't behave like a fool" "What makes her do this way?" "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

Samples where dally or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Play about with a young girl's affection

Synonyms for dally in the sense of this definition

(dally is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

(dally has a similar meaning as ...) consider not very seriously

"He is trifling with her" "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"

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