Pronunciation: (dal'ē), [key]
—v., -lied, -ly•ing.
1. to waste time; loiter; delay.
2. to act playfully, esp. in an amorous or flirtatious way.
3. to play mockingly; trifle: to dally with danger.
to waste (time) (usually fol. by away).
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