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English verb: drag one's heels

1. drag one's heels (stative) postpone doing what one should be doing

SamplesHe did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days.

Synonymsdilly-dally, dillydally, drag one's feet, procrastinate, shillyshally, stall

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)delay

Narrower (hyponym)procrastinate

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