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daw duhl

  • v  take one's time; proceed slowly
  • v  waste time
  • v  hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.

  • Kartoo can be fun to play with, but only if you have time to dawdle.
  • Any movie that luxuriates in decor and landscape will be seen to dawdle (Aren't these the passages we all skipped over in the novels our English teachers demanded we read?).
  • Pollack's prediction: the new diet will end doctors' traditional tolerance for patients who dawdle over their convalescence.
News & Articles

  • Cravens solidifies spot as USC freshman
    LOS ANGELES - Su'a Cravens didn't rush back from his groin injury, but he didn't dawdle either.
    Nov. 8, 2013 - Orange County Register
  • Doggie Dash and Dawdle helps canines
    One annual event went to the dogs, literally. Tons of pet owners participated in this year's Doggie Dash and Dawdle Saturday morning.
    Nov. 3, 2013 - KRQE & KASA FOX 2 Albuquerque
  • A lark in the park
    Dogs were here, there and everywhere at Balloon Fiesta Park on Saturday, as the 31st annual Doggie Dash & Dawdle took over the grounds.
    Nov. 3, 2013 - Albuquerque Journal

  • Max Baucus in Los Angeles Times
    The rubber's starting to hit the road,Baucus said Tuesday. "We're not going to dawdle."
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Monthly Review
    Oh, Pammy, I want you to wash the windows behind my desk,spoke Hillary crisply. "Then, if you could rip down those curtains and make me a nice pantsuit out of them. Now, don't dawdle so -- I can read you white, hard-working people like a...
  • Charles Grassley in Bloomberg
    Congress cannot dawdle any longer,said Charles Grassley of Iowa, the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee and co-author of the measure with Baucus.

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