Meaning of “dawdle” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “dawdle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dawdleverb [ I ]

us /ˈdɔ·dəl/

to do something very slowly, as if you do not want to finish it:

She told her daughter to quit dawdling and get dressed or she’d be late for school.

(Definition of “dawdle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)