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English verb: dawdle

1. dawdle (motion) take one's time; proceed slowly


Synonymslinger


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move


Antonymsbelt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it, hasten

2. dawdle (motion) waste time


SamplesGet busy--don't dally!.


Synonymsdally


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)act, behave, do

3. dawdle (motion) hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.


Synonymsfall back, fall behind, lag


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)follow


Narrower (hyponym)drag, drop back, drop behind, get behind, hang back, trail









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