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1. dally, flirt, play, toy

behave carelessly or indifferently

Example Sentences:
'Play about with a young girl's affection'

2. dally, dawdle

waste time

Example Sentences:
'Get busy--don't dally!'

3. butterfly, chat up, coquet, coquette, dally, flirt, mash, philander, romance

talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

Example Sentences:
'The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries'
'My husband never flirts with other women'

4. dally, play, trifle

consider not very seriously

Example Sentences:
'He is trifling with her'
'She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb -lies, -lying or -lied (intransitive)
to waste time idly; dawdle
2. (usually foll by with)
to deal frivolously or lightly with; trifle; toy
to dally with someone's affections

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verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈdallied or ˈdallying
to flirt; play at love
to deal lightly or carelessly (with); trifle; toy
to waste time; loiter

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see synonyms of dally
v. dal·lied, dal·ly·ing, dal·lies
1. To play amorously; flirt: My friend dallied with my cousin during the picnic.
2. To consider or occupy oneself with something in a careless or unserious fashion; toy. See Synonyms at flirt.
3. To dawdle, delay, or linger: Don't dally or we'll miss the train.
To spend (time) idly: dally away the afternoon.

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