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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.”
Noun
The action of delaying or moving at a slow pace
“We will have to act decisively, without any delay.”
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The state of being irresolute
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A temporary difficulty or problem
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The property of being late
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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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The act or state of eschewing or avoiding something
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Disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, activity, or process
Noun
Dawdling
Verb
To make (someone or something) late or slow
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“Unfortunately, stormy conditions would delay our flight.”
Verb
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 at a slow speed
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“Time is of the essence, and we can delay no longer.”
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Completely disrupt
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Keep from happening
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Verb
Give up; let go
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Adjective
Obstructionist or delaying
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