Synonyms of 'dawdle'
1 waste time
They dawdled arm in arm past the shopfronts.
I spent a long afternoon trailing behind him.
The boys crept forward, Roger lagging a little.
unemployed young men loitering at the entrance to the factory.
drag your feet or heels
I dawdled over a beer.
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If you dally, you act or move very slowly, wasting time.
He did not dally long over his meal.
to loiter or vacillate
Thesaurus for dawdle from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you dawdle , you spend more time than is necessary going somewhere .