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

3 senses of dawdle

Sense 1
linger, dawdle -- (take one's time; proceed slowly)
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

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
lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind -- (hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.)
       => follow -- (to travel behind, go after, come after; "The ducklings followed their mother around the pond"; "Please follow the guide through the museum")

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