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Related to dallying: detract from, intermingled
dally over (something)
To waste time rather than work diligently on something. If you keep dallying over this book report, you'll be up all night!
dally with (one)
To flirt with one. Oh, don't pay any attention to Nick—he dallies with every girl that comes into the store.
dilly-dally (around) with (someone or something)
To waste time with someone or something. You spent so much time dilly-dallying with your friends that now you'll be up all night writing that paper.
dally over something
to waste time or take too long doing something. Don't dally over your food. Eat your dinner. I wish you wouldn't dally over your homework.
dally with someone
to flirt with someone; to waste time with someone of the opposite sex. (Old.) Sam is dallying with that Johnson girl again. Stop dallying with her and get back to your studies!
dilly-dally (around) with someone or something
to waste time frivolously with someone or something. Stop dilly dallying around with your friends. He is always dilly-dallying around with his work.