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Verb: dawdle  do-d(u)l
  1. Take one's time; proceed slowly
    - linger
     
  2. Waste time
    "Get busy--don't dawdle!";
    - dally
     
  3. Hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
    - lag, fall back, fall behind

Derived forms: dawdled, dawdling, dawdles

See also: fall

Type of: act, behave, do, follow, move