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dally

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdallydal‧ly /ˈdæli/ verb (dallied, dallying, dallies) [intransitive]  1 SLOWto take too long to do something, especially to make a decision After months of dallying, the government has finally agreed to allow the plan to go ahead. 2 SPEND TIMEto spend some time in a place, on your way to somewhere else He dallied in the Lake District for a while, then crossed to Belgium. dally with somebody/something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
dallyMarshall complained that lawmakers dallied too long on major legislation.
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Verb table
dally
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydally
he, she, itdallies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydallied
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave dallied
he, she, ithas dallied
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad dallied
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill dally
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have dallied
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam dallying
he, she, itis dallying
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you, we, theyare dallying
Past
I, he, she, itwas dallying
you, we, theywere dallying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been dallying
he, she, ithas been dallying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been dallying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be dallying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been dallying
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