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Definition of dawdle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dawdle
he / she / it dawdles
past simple dawdled
-ing form dawdling
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to take a long time to do something or go somewhere Stop dawdling! We're going to be late! + adv./prep. They dawdled around by the river, laughing and talking.
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