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  1. daw·dle



    verb: dawdle; 3rd person present: dawdles; past tense: dawdled; past participle: dawdled; gerund or present participle: dawdling

    1. waste time; be slow.

      "I couldn't dawdle over my coffee any longer"


    mid 17th century: related to dialect daddle, doddle ‘dally.’

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