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lie in wait, ambuscade, lurk, waylay, bushwhack, scupper, ambush
v. wait in hiding to attack
mill around, mill about, mess about, hang around, lallygag, footle, lurk, linger, tarry, loaf, lollygag, lounge, loiter
v. be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"
skulk, lurk
v. lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
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make relaxed, loosen up, unlax, unstrain, unwind, relax
v. cause to feel relaxed; "A hot bath always relaxes me"
stretch forth, hold out, put out, stretch out, exsert, extend
v. thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"
rest, remain, stay
v. stay the same; remain in a certain state; "The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"; "rest assured"; "stay alone"; "He remained unmoved by her tears"; "The bad weather continued for another week"
temporise, temporize
v. draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time; "The speaker temporized in order to delay the vote"
loose, relax, loosen
v. become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"
unbend, relax
v. make less taut; "relax the tension on the rope"
strain, distort, deform
v. alter the shape of (something) by stress; "His body was deformed by leprosy"
lie
v. tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive; "Don't lie to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29"
warp, garble, distort, falsify
v. make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
distort, colour, color
v. make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
putter around, potter around, potter, putter
v. move around aimlessly
pussyfoot, creep, mouse, sneak
v. to go stealthily or furtively; "..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house"
skulk
v. move stealthily; "The lonely man skulks down the main street all day"
linger, tarry
v. leave slowly and hesitantly
dawdle, linger
v. take one's time; proceed slowly
drop back, drop behind, hang back, get behind, trail, drag
v. to lag or linger behind; "But in so many other areas we still are dragging"
play, trifle, dally
v. consider not very seriously; "He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"
stay, abide, bide
v. dwell; "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"
pause, hesitate
v. interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing; "The speaker paused"
delay
v. act later than planned, scheduled, or required; "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"
procrastinate
v. postpone or delay needlessly; "He procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late"
shelve
v. place on a shelf; "shelve books"
suspend
v. render temporarily ineffective; "the prison sentence was suspended"
endure, last
v. persist for a specified period of time; "The bad weather lasted for three days"
sojourn
v. spend a certain length of time; reside temporarily
stay on, remain, continue, stay
v. continue in a place, position, or situation; "After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser"; "Stay with me, please"; "despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year"; "She continued as deputy mayor for another year"
stay, remain, persist
v. stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up"
linger
v. remain present although waning or gradually dying; "Her perfume lingered on"
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