dally, toy, play, flirt(verb)
behave carelessly or indifferently
"Play about with a young girl's affection"
"Get busy--don't dally!"
chat up, flirt, dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mash(verb)
talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
"The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"
dally, trifle, play(verb)
consider not very seriously
"He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"
to waste time in effeminate or voluptuous pleasures, or in idleness; to fool away time; to delay unnecessarily; to tarry; to trifle
to interchange caresses, especially with one of the opposite sex; to use fondling; to wanton; to sport
to delay unnecessarily; to while away
Origin: [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 foolish, E. dull.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dal′i, v.i. to lose time by idleness or trifling: to play: to exchange caresses:—pa.p. dall′ied.—ns. Dall′iance, dallying, toying, or trifling: interchange of embraces: delay; Dall′ier, a trifler. [M. E. dalien, to play; prob. from A.S. dweligan, to err; cf. Ice. dvala, to delay, Dut. dwalen, to err; prob. conn. with dwell.]
The numerical value of dally in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of dally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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Anti-Semitism is a horrible disease from which nobody is immune, and it has a kind of evil fascination that makes an enlightened person draw near the source of infection, supposedly in a scientific spirit, but really to sniff the vapors and dally with the possibility.
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