Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dally

4 senses of dally

Sense 1
dally, toy, play, flirt -- (behave carelessly or indifferently; "Play about with a young girl's affection")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 2
dally, dawdle -- (waste time; "Get busy--don't dally!")
       => act, behave, do -- (behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people")

Sense 3
chat up, flirt, dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mash -- (talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women")
       => talk, speak -- (exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words")

Sense 4
dally, trifle, play -- (consider not very seriously; "He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania")
       => consider, take, deal, look at -- (take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case")

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