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Princeton's WordNet

  1. procrastinate, stall, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, shillyshally, dilly-dally, dillydallyverb

    postpone doing what one should be doing

    "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"


  1. dilly-dallyverb

    to dawdle; to waste time; to procrastinate

    Etymology: Reduplication of dally.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dilly-dallyverb

    to loiter or trifle; to waste time

    Etymology: [See Dally.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dilly-dally

    dil′i-dal′i, v.i. to loiter, trifle. [A kind of reduplication of dally. Cf. Shilly-shally.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dilly-dally in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dilly-dally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  • dilly-dallySpanish
  • gingillarsiItalian
  • се колебаMacedonian
  • [[тратить]] [[время]] [[впустую]], бездельничать, прохлаждатьсяRussian

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    cloth coverings wrapped around something (as a wound or a baby)
    • A. ventricle
    • B. swathing
    • C. viverrine
    • D. exponent

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