dawdling

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daw·dle

 (dôd′l)
v. daw·dled, daw·dling, daw·dles
v.intr.
1. To take more time than necessary: dawdled through breakfast.
2. To move aimlessly or lackadaisically: dawdling on the way to work.
v.tr.
To waste (time) by idling: dawdling the hours away.

[Perhaps alteration of dialectal daddle, to diddle.]

daw′dler n.
daw′dling·ly adv.

dawdling

(ˈdɔːdəlɪŋ)
adj
proceeding at a slow pace
n
an act of going very slowly and wasting time
ˈdawdlingly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dawdling - the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of workingdawdling - the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working
delay, holdup - the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
Translations
تَسَكُّع، تَباطُؤ
lelkováníloudání
daskensmølen
slór, hangs
zaháľanie
ağırdan alma

dawdling

[ˈdɔːdlɪŋ]
A. ADJ (= lagging behind) → rezagado
B. Npérdida f de tiempo

dawdling

adj we were stuck behind a dawdling lorrywir saßen hinter einem Lastwagen fest, der im Bummeltempo fuhr

dawdling

[ˈdɔːdlɪŋ]
1. adj (person, crowd) → ozioso/a
2. n no dawdling in the corridors, pleasenon attardatevi nei corridoi, per favore

dawdle

(ˈdoːdl) verb
to waste time especially by moving slowly. Hurry up, and don't dawdle!
ˈdawdler noun
ˈdawdling noun
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On the rug, but sometimes on a sofa or the concrete of a balcony, she and Abel adore each other, dawdlingly, fiercely, dreamily, stashing the past into a little summary (a "summula") and shutting out the life to come.