dawdle


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dawdle about

To waste time. If you want to get your allowance, quit dawdling about and do your chores!
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dawdle along

To walk in a slow and unconcerned manner. We'll never get there on time if you boys keep dawdling along, hurry up!
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dawdle away

To waste time (often a specific amount of time that is stated after "away"). I had to stay up late finishing my book report because I dawdled away my whole afternoon.
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dawdle over

To waste time rather than work diligently on something. If you keep dawdling over this book report, you'll be up all night!
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dawdle about

to waste time in a place; to waste time talking idly. Don't dawdle about. Get moving. Tim has been dawdling about all morning.
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dawdle along

to move along slowly and casually. The boys dawdled along on their way to school. We were just dawdling along, talking about life. We didn't know we were late.
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dawdle over something

to waste time when one should be doing a particular task; to loaf while doing something. Don't dawdle over your hamburger. The lunch period ends in two minutes. Don't dawdle over it. Get it done.
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dawdle something away

to waste a particular amount of time; to let a period of time slip away, wasted. You didn't finish your work because you dawdled most of your time away. You dawdle away too much time daydreaming.
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Jesus' public ministry has begun, but he will have only a few years to complete it, and there is no time to waste; follow him now, because you may not get another chance if you dawdle.
Yesterday A pennies' drop, to yesterday, With visions from another age and Clouds that dawdle and memories play, A hazy distance beyond today.
We don't have another 50 years to dawdle around and not get it right.
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No, that is no country for old men, but you, who have already killed, as Jezebel had Naboth killed, and taken possession, as Ahab then usurped Naboth's vineyard, think of this: before crossing the rickety wooden bridge you can't re-cross the other way, dawdle a little, think of how that is no country for old men yet one for you and me, our constant hunger in spite of parables, the hunt, the hunter, the stars, the trampled grass, the wind slowing to silence, the hairs on your nape moving to my breath.