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- v. To delay; hinder; impede; obstruct.
- v. To be dilatory about; put off; postpone; neglect; omit.
- v. To be slow or dilatory; loiter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To delay; to hinder; to neglect; to put off.
- intransitive v. To loiter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To delay; hinder; impede; obstruct.
- To be dilatory about; put off; postpone; neglect; omit.
- To be slow or dilatory; loiter.
From Middle English forslowen, forslewen ("to neglect"), from Old English forslāwian, forslǣwan ("to be slow, unwilling, delay, put off"), equivalent to for- + slow. (Wiktionary)