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delay

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delay as in time during which some action is awaited
  • "instant replay caused too long a delay"
  • "he ordered a hold in the action"

Synonyms

  • hold the act of grasping; understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; power by which something or someone is affected or dominated; time during which some action is awaited; a state of being confined (usually for a short time); a stronghold ; a cell in a jail or prison ; the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo ; cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; have or hold in one's hands or grip; organize or be responsible for; have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view; maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement; secure and keep for possible future use or application; have rightfully; be the physical support of; contain or hold; have room for; remain in a certain state, position, or condition; support or hold in a certain manner; be valid, applicable, or true; assert or affirm; have as a major characteristic; be capable of holding or containing; arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; protect against a challenge or attack; bind by an obligation; hold the attention of; remain committed to; resist or confront with resistance; be pertinent or relevant or applicable; stop dealing with; lessen the intensity of; keep from departing; take and maintain control over, often by violent means; cause to stop; cover as for protection against noise or smell; drink alcohol without showing ill effects; aim, point, or direct; declare to be; be in accord; keep from exhaling or expelling
  • time lag time during which some action is awaited
  • postponement time during which some action is awaited; act of putting off to a future time
  • wait time during which some action is awaited; the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something); stay in one place and anticipate or expect something; wait before acting; look forward to the probable occurrence of; serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant
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delay as in the act of delaying
  • "inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time"

Synonyms

  • holdup robbery at gunpoint ; the act of delaying
delay as in cause to be slowed down or delayed
  • "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"
  • "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"

Synonyms

  • detain deprive of freedom; stop or halt; cause to be slowed down or delayed
  • hold up be the physical support of; hold up something as an example; cause to be slowed down or delayed; rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat ; continue to live and avoid dying; resist or confront with resistance; resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.
delay as in act later than planned, scheduled, or required
  • "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"
delay as in stop or halt
  • "Please stay the bloodshed!"

Synonyms

  • stay continuing or remaining in a place or state; the state of inactivity following an interruption; a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted; a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset) ; (nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar ; stay the same; stay put (in a certain place); dwell; continue in a place, position, or situation; remain behind; stop or halt; stay behind; hang on during a trial of endurance; stop a judicial process; fasten with stays ; overcome or allay
  • detain deprive of freedom; stop or halt; cause to be slowed down or delayed
delay as in slow the growth or development of
  • "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"

Synonyms

  • check a written order directing a bank to pay money; an appraisal of the state of affairs; the bill in a restaurant; the state of inactivity following an interruption; additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; the act of inspecting or verifying; a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.; something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress ; a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something ; a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard); the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; obstructing an opponent in ice hockey ; (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king ; examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; make an examination or investigation; be careful or certain to do something; lessen the intensity of; stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; put a check mark on or near or next to; slow the growth or development of; be verified or confirmed; be compatible, similar or consistent; block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey ; develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; consign for shipment on a vehicle; hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey ; stop in a chase especially when scent is lost; mark into squares or draw squares on; decline to initiate betting ; hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; place into check; write out a check on a bank account ; find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; verify by consulting a source or authority; arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; make cracks or chinks in; become fractured
  • retard a person of subnormal intelligence ; cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate; be delayed ; slow the growth or development of; lose velocity

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