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  • as inprocrastinate
  • as inwait and see

synonyms for play a waiting game

  • dawdle
  • hesitate
  • adjourn
  • cool
  • dally
  • defer
  • drag
  • goldbrick
  • lag
  • linger
  • loiter
  • pause
  • poke
  • postpone
  • prolong
  • protract
  • retard
  • stall
  • stay
  • suspend
  • tarry
  • temporize
  • wait
  • be dilatory
  • drag one's feet
  • give the runaround
  • hang fire
  • hold off
  • let slide
  • play for time
  • shilly-shally

antonyms for play a waiting game

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  • abbreviate
  • advance
  • carry out
  • complete
  • continue
  • do
  • expedite
  • finish
  • forge
  • forward
  • further
  • go
  • hasten
  • help
  • hurry
  • leave
  • persist
  • push
  • rush
  • shorten
  • accelerate
  • go ahead
  • quicken
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    How to use play a waiting game in a sentence

    And to tell the truth, she couldn't help wishing he could see, so he could make the game livelier.
    THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
    I assure you, no matter how beautifully we play any piece, the minute Liszt plays it, you would scarcely recognize it!
    MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
    Sol laughed out of his whiskers, with a big, loose-rolling sound, and sat on the porch without waiting to be asked.
    THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
    But I hope at least to play to him a few times, and what is more important, to hear him play repeatedly.
    MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
    Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.
    GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
    To fill up the time till Liszt came, our hostess made us play, one after the other, beginning with the latest arrival.
    MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
    Again the sallow fingers began to play with the book-covers, passing from one to another, but always slowly and gently.
    BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
    We all rose to our feet, and he shook hands with everybody without waiting to be introduced.
    MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
    At Felipe's cry, the women waiting in the hall hurried in, wailing aloud as their first glance showed them all was over.
    RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
    Her attachment to impressionism leads this artist to many experiments in color—or, as one critic wrote, "to play with color."
    WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
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