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DAWDLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dawdle mean? 

DAWDLE (verb)
  The verb DAWDLE has 3 senses:

1. take one's time; proceed slowly
2. waste time
3. hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.

  Familiarity information: DAWDLE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DAWDLE (verb)


Sense 1dawdle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take one's time; proceed slowly

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

dawdle; linger

Hypernyms (to "dawdle" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Sentence frames:

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Sense 2dawdle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Waste time

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

dally; dawdle

Context example:

Get busy--don't dally!

Hypernyms (to "dawdle" is one way to...):

act; behave; do (behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 3dawdle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

lag; fall back; fall behind; dawdle

Hypernyms (to "dawdle" is one way to...):

follow (to travel behind, go after, come after)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dawdle"):

drag; drop behind; get behind; hang back; trail (to lag or linger behind)

Sentence frames:

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Somebody ----s


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