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Definition 1: postpone doing what one should be doing - [verb of stative]

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

  • He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days

Synonyms for dilly-dally in the sense of this definition

(dilly-dally is a kind of ...) act later than planned, scheduled, or required

"Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"

(... is a kind of dilly-dally ) postpone or delay needlessly

"He procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late"

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