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synonyms for idled

  • decrease
  • diminish
  • fail
  • fall off
  • falter
  • slacken
  • slow
  • trail
  • wane
  • dally
  • dawdle
  • dillydally
  • drag
  • ebb
  • flag
  • hobble
  • idle
  • inch
  • jelly
  • limp
  • linger
  • loiter
  • lounge
  • plod
  • poke
  • procrastinate
  • retard
  • saunter
  • shuffle
  • slouch
  • stagger
  • stay
  • straggle
  • tail
  • tarry
  • tool
  • trudge
  • be behind
  • drag one's feet
  • get no place fast
  • hang back
  • inch along
  • lose strength
  • put off
  • slow up
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antonyms for idled

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  • develop
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • grow
  • increase
  • raise
  • advance
  • complete
  • do
  • finish
  • go
  • hasten
  • hurry
  • leave
  • push
  • rise
  • run
  • rush
  • tiptoe
  • halt
  • advance
  • rush
  • tiptoe
  • continue
  • finish
  • carry on
  • run
  • forward
  • forge
  • leave
  • go
  • hurry
  • go ahead
  • complete
  • rise
  • do
  • ascend
  • increase
  • energize
  • achieve
  • straighten
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How to use idled in a sentence

A final word on shopping for the best board gamesKeeping a few board games on hand is a wise move if you’re looking for a way to occupy idle hours or entertain a group of family and friends to keep the spirit of a gathering alive.
BEST BOARD GAMES: FIVE THINGS TO CONSIDERPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMDECEMBER 10, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
I also loved watching an excellent video presentation of Westminster Abbey by London’s famous Blue Badge certified guides, who did three videos a week while they were idled by the lockdown.
MY TRIP TO LONDON WAS CANCELED, SO I TOOK IT ON YOUTUBE INSTEADNANCY NATHANDECEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The city moved some employees to the property, so it hasn’t sat idle, but it has yet to fulfill the purpose the city intended – and it’s unclear when exactly it might.
REAL ESTATE DEBACLES LOOMED LARGE ON FAULCONER’S WATCHLISA HALVERSTADTDECEMBER 10, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
The estate is actually now a theme park, but it sat idle and neglected for something like a decade after Escobar was shot dead by Colombian police in 1993.
THERE’S NO STOPPING THIS IMMORTAL JELLYFISHPOPSCI STAFFDECEMBER 9, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
That means the country has capital and labor sitting idle, waiting to be used, so at least the components of growth are more available than they were.
WHY AREN’T WE IN ANOTHER GREAT DEPRESSION?GEOFFREY COLVINDECEMBER 6, 2020FORTUNE
Much of the medical staff idled, doing crossword puzzles and explaining they were forced to document everything by hand.
HOSPITALS FIGHTING COVID FACE ANOTHER CHALLENGE: HACKERSVERNE KOPYTOFFDECEMBER 5, 2020FORTUNE
Five cars were in front of me in the drive-through at my local McDonald’s, not counting the three or four idling in the waiting area of the parking lot.
THE MCRIB IS BACK AT MCDONALD’S, AND AFTER A TASTE, I STILL DON’T GET ITS CULT APPEALTIM CARMANDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
While the freighters are full, air-cargo volume has tumbled this year because so much belly capacity is sitting idle.
AIRLINES ARE FACING ‘MISSION OF THE CENTURY’ IN SHIPPING COVID VACCINESMCKENNA MOOREDECEMBER 1, 2020FORTUNE
Here have I idled away three whole days, and I can remain no longer, for time is precious to me.
CONFESSIONS OF A THUGPHILIP MEADOWS TAYLOR
Here, with the green groves stretching on every hand, the three women had idled out the warm, sweet afternoon.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
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