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Entry Word: idle
Function: verb
Text: to spend time doing nothing <she likes to idle during the summer even though her parents always tell her to get out and do something>
Synonyms dally, dawdle, dillydally, hang around, hang out, loaf, loll, lounge
Related Words fiddle, fool, mess, monkey, play, potter, putter, trifle; estivate, hibernate; lag, linger, loiter, poke, relax, rest, tarry; amble, mosey, saunter, stroll; bum, furlough, goldbrick, malinger
Phrases kill time, lie around, mark time, waste time
Near Antonyms drudge, grind, grub, hump, hustle, labor, moil, peg, plod, plow, plug, slave, sweat, toil, travail, work; apply, buckle (down); exert, put out