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dawdle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdawdledaw‧dle /ˈdɔːdl $ ˈdɒː-/ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 SLOWto take a long time to do something or walk somewhere 🔊 Don’t dawdle – we’re late already!dawdle over 🔊 I dawdled over a second cup of coffee.dawdler noun [countable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
dawdleHurry up! Quit dawdling!However, it would not do to dawdle.He dawdled, afraid to say no or resist her or speak his mind.A child is waiting for a ride even as we dawdle at the gas station.Suddenly conscious that he was flashing past vehicles which appeared to be dawdling, he glanced at the speedometer.When she finally dawdled into the kitchen for lunch, she brought a strong waft of cigarette smoke with her.We'll never get all the shopping done today if you dawdle like this.I was dawdling over dessert, still killing time, when an old friend, Rose Dikas, slid into my booth.She dawdled over her lunch, spinning out the minutes until she would see him.I can't see why those guys in the office are dawdling over this.
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Verb table
dawdle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydawdle
he, she, itdawdles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydawdled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave dawdled
he, she, ithas dawdled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad dawdled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill dawdle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have dawdled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam dawdling
he, she, itis dawdling
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you, we, theyare dawdling
Past
I, he, she, itwas dawdling
you, we, theywere dawdling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been dawdling
he, she, ithas been dawdling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been dawdling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be dawdling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been dawdling
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