Pronunciation: (dôd'l), [key]
—v., -dled, -dling.
1. to waste time; idle; trifle; loiter: Stop dawdling and help me with these packages!
2. to move slowly, languidly, or dilatorily; saunter.
to waste (time) by or as if by trifling (usually fol. by away): He dawdled away the whole morning.
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