verb (used without object), daw·dled, daw·dling.
verb (used with object), daw·dled, daw·dling.
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OTHER WORDS FROM dawdledawdler, noundaw·dling·ly, adverb
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How to use dawdle in a sentence
Many Republicans, meanwhile, seem perfectly open to dawdling on the legislation despite the critical support it would provide to many people currently in need.
I wandered on down the corridor to the elevator, to dawdle and not run into coarrivals.
Why should they not dawdle at their labor sitting upon the fence in endless colloquy while the harvest rots upon the stalk?The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
After a big fit of work, I can dawdle against any one; then I get another fit of work—it's like appetite.Villa Rubein and Other Stories|John Galsworthy
You've no idea how beastly it is to dawdle about in a crowd of people, and then at the end go back to another term of school.Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
Tell your mother, and that poor dawdle there, your sister, that they 'd be thankful they'd have followed my advice.Roland Cashel|Charles James Lever
They watched him as he passed up the pathway, with a stride and a swing so different from his ordinary listless dawdle.Colonial Born|G. Firth Scott