- to waste time idly; dawdle
- (usually followed by with) to deal frivolously or lightly with; trifle; toy: to dally with someone's affections
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
- to waste time; delay:Come straight home and don't dally.
- to act playfully coy with; flirt:dallied with every handsome man.
dal•li•er, n. [countable]