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lag

lag

 
 
pronunciation:
laeg
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: lagged, lagging, lags
definition 1: to fall behind an expected pace.
The store lagged in stocking new products.
synonyms:
drag
similar words:
loiter, straggle, trail
definition 2: to fail or become weaker.
Her energy lagged toward the end of the race.
synonyms:
decline, fail
similar words:
dwindle, ebb, wane, weaken
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or condition of lagging.
After an eight hour flight, she felt a severe lag.
similar words:
delay, fatigue
definition 2: the duration of falling behind an expected pace; delay.
Our company had a two-month lag in production.
synonyms:
delay
derivation: lagger (n.)