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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To deal with or treat in a half serious or playful way; to move slowly or linger when speed is expected.

Usage examples (41)
  • The team was concerned when Lucille was picked to score the crucial point as she had a tendency to dally.
  • Get busy--don't dally!
  • Verb (used without object) : to dally with danger
  • We dare not dally with images, or names, of wrong. for more
Tutoring comment
  • Dad liked to "dally" (to waste time) before work with the "daily" (happening every day) newspaper.
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