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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Tarry \Tar"ry\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tarried; p. pr. & vb. n.
Tarrying.] [OE. tarien to irritate (see Tarre); but with
a change of sense probably due to confusion with OE. targen
to delay, OF. targier, fr. (assumed) LL. tardicare, fr. L.
tardare to make slow, to tarry, fr. tardus slow. Cf.
1. To stay or remain behind; to wait.
Tarry ye for us, until we come again. --Ex. xxiv.
2. To delay; to put off going or coming; to loiter.
Come down unto me, tarry not. --Gen. xic. 9.
One tarried here, there hurried one. --Emerson.
3. To stay; to abide; to continue; to lodge.
Tarry all night, and wash your feet. --Gen. xix. 2.
Syn: To abide; continue; lodge; await; loiter.
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
28 Moby Thesaurus words for "tarrying":
dalliance, dallying, dawdling, delaying, dilatoriness, dilatory,
dillydallying, dolce far niente, dragging, goofing off, idling,
lag, lagging, lazing, lingering, loafing, loitering, lolling,
lollygagging, lounging, mopery, procrastination, procrastinative,
procrastinatory, shilly-shallying, tarriance, trifling, waiting
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