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delay

de·lay

delay

 
pronunciation:
d leI
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: delayed, delaying, delays
definition 1: to put off until a later time.
We delayed our vacation until we had saved more money.
similar words:
put off
definition 2: to cause to be late.
Rain delayed the start of the baseball game.
similar words:
detain
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the condition or an instance of being stopped or delayed.
Her delay in getting home was caused by a traffic jam.
similar words:
wait
derivation: delayed (adj.)
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