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Dally


DAL'LY, verb intransitive

1. Literally, to delay; to linger; to wait. Hence.

2. To trifle; to lose time in idleness and trifles; to amuse one's self with idle play.

It is madness to dally any longer. Calamy.

3. To toy and wanton, as man and woman; to interchange caresses; to fondle.

4. To sport; to play.

She dallies with the wind. Shak.

DAL'LY, verb transitive To delay; to defer; to put off; to amuse till a proper opportunity; as, to dally off the time.