"dawdling" in the noun sense
1. dalliance, dawdling, trifling
the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working
"dawdling" in the verb sense
1. linger, dawdle
take one's time proceed slowly
2. dally, dawdle
3. lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind
hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
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