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delay (n):
the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
Related Words: holdup
delay (n):
time during which some action is awaited
Samples
instant replay caused too long a delay.
he ordered a hold in the action

Related Words: holdwait
delay (v):
slow the growth or development of
Samples
The brain damage will retard the child's language development
Related Words: retard
delay (v):
cause to be slowed down or delayed
Samples
Traffic was delayed by the bad weather.
she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform

Related Words: hold up
delay (v):
stop or halt
Samples
Please stay the bloodshed!
Related Words: stay
delay (v):
act later than planned, scheduled, or required
Samples
Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered
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