dawdle definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To simply take additional time than required: dawdled through break fast.
    • To move aimlessly or lackadaisically: dawdling on the path to work.
    • To waste time in trifling employment; to trifle; to saunter.
    • To simply take more time than essential: dawdled through break fast.
    • To move aimlessly or lackadaisically: dawdling on the path to work.
    • To spend your time in trifling employment; to trifle; to saunter.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To waste (time) by idling: dawdling the hours away.
    • To waste by trifling.
    • To waste (time) by idling: dawdling the hours away.
    • To waste by trifling.
  • verb:
    • to invest time idly and unfruitfully, to spend time.
    • to expend (time) without haste or purpose.
    • To move or walk lackadaisically.
    • hang (right back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
    • waste time
    • simply take an individual's time; proceed slowly
    • To spend time idly and unfruitfully, to waste time.
    • to invest (time) without haste or purpose.
    • to go or go lackadaisically.
    • hang (straight back) or fall (behind) in motion, progress, development, etc.
    • spend time
    • just take one's time; continue slowly
  • noun:
    • A dawdler.
    • A dawdler.
    • A trifler; a dawdler.
    • A dawdler.
    • A dawdler.
    • A trifler; a dawdler.
  • others:
    • To idle; spend time; trifle; loiter.
    • To waste by trifling: with away: because, to dawdle away a complete forenoon.
    • To idle; spend time; trifle; loiter.
    • To waste by trifling: with away: because, to dawdle away a complete forenoon.

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