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Stalling   /stˈɔlɪŋ/   Listen

A tactic used to mislead or delay.  Synonym: stall.

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"Stalling" Quotes from Famous Books

... by the blow with the bottle, pulled himself to his hands and knees. John saw that his face was smeared crimson from the cut on his head. Realizing that the "basher" in front of him was "stalling" for time, waiting until Louie was on his feet again John darted to one side and seized a chair, swinging it up over his shoulder. His hand with its broken knuckle was puffed and painful and it hurt to bend the fingers to grasp ...
— Spring Street - A Story of Los Angeles • James H. Richardson

Words linked to "Stalling" :   stall, stonewalling, obstruction

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