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Definition 1: take one's time; proceed slowly - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for dawdle in the sense of this definition

(dawdle is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 2: hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc. - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for dawdle in the sense of this definition

(dawdle is a kind of ...) to travel behind, go after, come after

"The ducklings followed their mother around the pond" "Please follow the guide through the museum"

(... is a kind of dawdle ) to lag or linger behind

"But in so many other areas we still are dragging"

Definition 3: waste time - [verb of motion]

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

  • Get busy--don't dally!

Synonyms for dawdle in the sense of this definition

(dawdle 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"

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