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English verb: dawdle

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


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!.


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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