[ UK /dˈɔːdəl/ ]
[ US /ˈdɔdəɫ/ ]
[ US /ˈdɔdəɫ/ ]
- hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
Get busy--don't dally!
- take one's time; proceed slowly
How To Use dawdle In A Sentence
- Monetary reform initially dawdled along so slowly that the International Monetary Fund has suspended its bail-out funding.
- Then I dawdled in and found her lying on her side facing the wall. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery
- Don't dawdle, because the Democrats will take up tax reform and have a range of good answers to choose from. DeMint: Obama 'distracted' from protecting the country
- This means that the car threads through traffic with ease and overtakes dawdlers in a flash.
- Some few who had no music in their souls, or no money in their pockets, dawdled about; and the old spectacle of the visitor – wife and the depressed unseasoned prisoner still lingered in corners, as broken cobwebs and such unsightly discomforts draggle in corners of other places. Little Dorrit
- Last year reports that the United States was slipping from Internet pioneer to digital dawdler as its global broadband penetration ranking had fallen from 4th to 15th in six years elicited a collectiv ... Bennet Kelley: Obama, Net Policy and the Kindness of Strangers
- The last mile was a track, and we had rather dawdled, so reluctantly gave the pub a miss.
- Don't dawdle - we're late already!
- Don't dawdle over your makeup, we don't want to be late for the concert.
- We dawdled in the general direction of the city and then sat around in Bow looking down at the cars zizzing past at high speed.