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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dal·ly /ˈdæli/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dal·ly v. i.  [imp. & p. p. Dallied p. pr. & vb. n. Dallying.]
 1. To waste time in effeminate or voluptuous pleasures, or in idleness; to fool away time; to delay unnecessarily; to tarry; to trifle.
    We have trifled too long already; it is madness to dally any longer.   --Calamy.
    We have put off God, and dallied with his grace.   --Barrow.
 2.  To interchange caresses, especially with one of the opposite sex; to use fondling; to wanton; to sport.
    Not dallying with a brace of courtesans.   --Shak.
    Our aerie . . . dallies with the wind.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dal·ly, v. t. To delay unnecessarily; to while away.
    Dallying off the time with often skirmishes.   --Knolles.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: behave carelessly or indifferently; "Play about with a young
           girl's affection" [syn: toy, play, flirt]
      2: waste time; "Get busy--don't dally!" [syn: dawdle]
      3: talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The
         guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My
         husband never flirts with other women" [syn: chat up, flirt,
          butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, philander,
      4: consider not very seriously; "He is trifling with her"; "She
         plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania" [syn: trifle,
      [also: dallied]