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 for dawdle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dawdle \Daw"dle\ (d[add]"d'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dawdled; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Dawdling.] [Cf. Daddle.]
     To waste time in trifling employment; to trifle; to saunter.
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           Come some evening and dawdle over a dish of tea with
           me.                                      --Johnson.
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           We . . . dawdle up and down Pall Mall.   --Thackeray.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dawdle \Daw"dle\, v. t.
     To waste by trifling; as, to dawdle away a whole morning.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dawdle \Daw"dle\, n.
     A dawdler. --Colman & Carrick.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dawdle
      v 1: take one's time; proceed slowly [syn: linger, dawdle]
           [ant: belt along, bucket along, cannonball along,
           hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush,
           rush along, speed, step on it]
      2: waste time; "Get busy--don't dally!" [syn: dally, dawdle]
      3: hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress,
         development, etc. [syn: lag, dawdle, fall back, fall
         behind]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  109 Moby Thesaurus words for "dawdle":
     abide, await, bide, bide the issue, clock watcher, continue,
     dallier, dally, dawdler, delay, diddle, diddler, dillydallier,
     dillydally, do-nothing, dolittle, doodle, doodler, drag, drag out,
     draw out, drone, dwell on, extend, faineant, fall behind, falter,
     flag, foot-dragger, gentleman of leisure, get behind, goldbrick,
     goldbricker, goof off, goof-off, halt, hang about, hang around,
     hang back, hold everything, hold on, hold your horses, idle, idler,
     lag, laggard, laze, lengthen, lengthen out, lie-abed, linger,
     linger behind, linger on, lingerer, loafer, loiter, loiterer,
     loller, lollygag, lotus-eater, lounge, lounger, lubber, mark time,
     mope, moper, piddle, plodder, poke, potterer, procrastinate,
     procrastinator, prolong, protract, putterer, shilly-shally,
     sit tight, sit up, sleepyhead, slouch, sloucher, slow goer,
     slow-foot, slowbelly, slowpoke, slug, sluggard, snail, spin out,
     stay, stay up, stick around, stick-in-the-mud, straggle,
     stretch out, take time, tarry, temporize, time killer, time waster,
     tortoise, trail, trail behind, trifler, wait, wait a minute,
     wait and see, waiter on Providence, waste time
  
  

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