To waste time in effeminate or voluptuous pleasures, or in idleness; to fool away time; to delay unnecessarily; to tarry; to trifle.
- To play amorously; flirt: "Sylvester dallied about Lena until he began to make mistakes in his work” ( Willa Cather). See Synonyms at flirt.
- To trifle; toy.
- To waste time; dawdle.
- To waste (time).