(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. linger, drag, fall behind, hang back. See slowness.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. slack, retardation, slowness, belatedness, tardiness, falling behind, interval, pulling back, delay, slowdown, drag, sluggishness, backwardness.
Ant. progress*, progression, advance.
1. [To move slowly]
Syn. dawdle, linger, fall back, hold back, loiter, tarry, straggle, saunter, be retarded, inch along, inch, get behind, slacken, slow up, fall behind, lag behind, procrastinate, have lead in one's rear*, get no place fast*; see also delay 1 .
Ant. hasten, hurry*, keep pace with.
2. [To move without spirit]
Syn. plod, trudge, toddle, slouch, lounge, shuffle, falter, flag, stagger, hobble, limp, shamble.
Ant. dance*, scamper, bound.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
fall behind, wane, ebb, flag, slow, linger, poke, drag, stall, dawdle, delay, trail, dally, procrastinate, *take one's sweet time.
ANT.: rush, race, accelerate, surpass
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To go or move slowly so that progress is hindered: dally, dawdle, delay, dilly-dally, drag, linger, loiter, poke, procrastinate, tarry, trail. Idioms: drag one's feet (or heels), mark time, take one's time. See FAST. 2. To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired: delay, detain, hang up, hold up, retard, set back, slow (down or up), stall2. See HELP, TIME. II noun 1. The condition or fact of being made late or slow: delay, detainment, holdup, retardation. See HELP, TIME. 2. One that lags: dawdler, dilly-dallier, laggard, lagger, lingerer, loiterer, poke, procrastinator, straggler, tarrier. Informal: slowpoke. See FAST.

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