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Noun
A period of time by which something is late or postponed
“There was a delay in the arrival of my package due to additional customs checks.”
Noun
The act of putting off until a later time
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“A delay in the trial was requested so as to allow adequate time for lawyers on both sides to prepare their case.”
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The action of delaying or moving at a slow pace
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“We will have to act decisively, without any delay.”
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A temporary difficulty or problem
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The property of being late
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A state of agitation or fuss, especially about something unimportant
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The act of prolonging
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A delay used to separate the occurrence of two events, especially in a mechanical or electronic device
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A reduction in speed
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The act or a means of getting or keeping away from something undesirable
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Disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, activity, or process
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Dawdling
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A situation in which further action or progress by opposing or competing parties seems impossible
Verb
To make (someone or something) late or slow
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“Unfortunately, stormy conditions would delay our flight.”
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To put off until a later time
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“There was still work to be completed, and he would have to delay his return home by a few days.”
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To move or act slowly
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“Time is of the essence, and we can delay no longer.”
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Pause in indecision before saying or doing something
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Completely disrupt
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Extend, draw out
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Keep from happening
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Think about seriously
Adjective
Obstructionist or delaying
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