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Noun: dawdling  do-d(u-)ling
  1. The deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working
    - dalliance, trifling
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

See also: fall

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