dally

  • 1 Dally — may refer to: Surname: Ann Dally (1929–2007), an English author and psychiatrist Bill Dally, the Willard R. and Inez Kerr Bell Professor in the Stanford University School of Engineering Clarence Madison Dally (1865–1904), an American glassblower …

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  • 2 Dally — ist der Name folgender Personen: Ortwin Dally (* 1969), deutscher Klassischer Archäologe Rainer Dally (* 1942), deutscher Jurist und Präses der Landessynode der Pommerschen Evangelischen Kirche Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung …

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  • 3 dally — [v1] dawdle, delay boondoggle*, drag, fool around, fool with, fritter away, hang about*, horse around*, idle, jerk off*, lag, linger, loiter, lollygag*, play around*, play games with*, procrastinate, put off, putter, tarry, trail, trifle with,… …

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  • 4 dally — ► VERB (dallies, dallied) 1) act or move slowly. 2) (dally with) have a casual sexual liaison with. 3) (dally with) show a casual interest in. DERIVATIVES dalliance noun …

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  • 5 Dally — Dal ly (d[a^]l l[y^]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dallied} (d[a^]l l[i^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Dallying}.] [OE. dalien, dailien; cf. Icel. pylja to talk, G. dallen, dalen, dahlen, to trifle, talk nonsense, OSw. tule a droll or funny man; or AS. dol… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Dally — Dal ly, v. t. To delay unnecessarily; to while away. [1913 Webster] Dallying off the time with often skirmishes. Knolles. [1913 Webster] || …

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  • 7 dally — index hesitate, pause, procrastinate, stall Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 8 dally — (v.) c.1300, to talk, converse, possibly from Anglo Fr. dalier to amuse oneself, of uncertain origin. Sense of waste time emerged by late 14c. Related: Dallied; dallying …

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  • 9 dally — flirt, coquet, toy, *trifle Analogous words: *play, sport, frolic, gambol: *caress, fondle, pet …

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  • 10 dally — [dal′ē] vi. dallied, dallying [ME dalien < OFr dalier, to converse, trifle] 1. to flirt; play at love 2. to deal lightly or carelessly (with); trifle; toy 3. to waste time; loiter SYN. LOITER, TRIFLE dallier [dal′ēē ər, d …

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  • 11 dally — v. 1) (D; intr.) ( to be slow ) to dally over (to dally over one s work) 2) (d; intr.) ( to play ) to dally with (to dally with smb. s affections) * * * [ dælɪ] (D; intr.) ( to be slow ) to dally over (to dally over one s work) (d; intr.) ( to… …

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  • 12 dally — /ˈdæli / (say dalee) verb (i) (dallied, dallying) 1. to sport or play, especially amorously. 2. to waste time; loiter; delay. –phrase 3. dally away, to let pass in idleness: to dally the hours away. 4. dally with, to play mockingly with; trifle… …

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  • 13 dally — dal|ly [ˈdæli] v past tense and past participle dallied present participle dallying third person singular dallies [Date: 1300 1400; : Anglo French; Origin: dalier] to waste time, or do something very slowly ▪ Don t dally along the way! We haven t …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 dally — dal|ly [ dæli ] verb intransitive OLD FASHIONED to be very slow in doing something dally with phrasal verb transitive 1. ) dally with someone OLD FASHIONED to have a short sexual relationship with someone 2. ) dally with something to consider an… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 dally — UK [ˈdælɪ] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms dally : present tense I/you/we/they dally he/she/it dallies present participle dallying past tense dallied past participle dallied old fashioned to be very slow in doing something Phrasal verbs:… …

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  • 16 dally — 1. verb /ˈdælɪ,ˈdæli/ a) To waste time in voluptuous pleasures, or in idleness; to trifle. The end of the top rope he dallied around the gooseneck trailer hitch. b) To interchange caresses, especially of a sexual nature; to use fondling; to… …

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  • 17 dally — [[t]dæ̱li[/t]] dallies, dallying, dallied 1) VERB If you dally, you act or move very slowly, wasting time. [OLD FASHIONED] The bureaucrats dallied too long... [V over n/ ing] He did not dally over the choice of a suitable partner. [Also V with n] …

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  • 18 dally — (dale vuelta [dále bwéjta]< dar to give < Latin dare to give plus dative pronoun le and vuelta [bwéjta] a turn, nominalized participial form of volver to return < Latin volvere to roll, turn around ; the theory that this term derived… …

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  • 19 dally — verb (I) old fashioned to waste time, or do something very slowly: Don t dally along the way! dally with sb/sth phrasal verb (T) 1 to think about something but not in a very serious way: They d dallied with the idea of going on a world tour many… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 dally — verb 1) don t dally on the way to work Syn: dawdle, delay, loiter, linger, waste time; lag, trail, straggle, fall behind; amble, meander, drift; informal dilly dally; archaic tarry See note at loiter …

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