Definitions for: Dawdle


[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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: dally, fall back, fall behind, lag, linger

Antonyms: belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed

See Also: act, behave, do, drag, drop behind, dwell on, follow, get behind, hang back, linger over, move, trail

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