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delay



I - noun
1. time during which some action is awaited (Freq. 2)
- instant replay caused too long a delay
- he ordered a hold in the action
Syn:
hold, time lag, postponement, wait
Derivationally related forms:
wait (for: wait), hold (for: hold)
Hypernyms:
pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension
Hyponyms:
extension, moratorium, retardation
2. the act of delaying;
inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time (Freq. 2)
Syn:
holdup
Derivationally related forms:
hold up (for: holdup)
Hypernyms:
inactivity
Hyponyms:
break, interruption, disruption, gap, demurrage,
forbearance, postponement, deferment, deferral, procrastination, cunctation,
shillyshally, slowdown, lag, retardation, dalliance, dawdling,
trifling, filibuster, tarriance, lingering

II - verb
1. cause to be slowed down or delayed (Freq. 8)
- Traffic was delayed by the bad weather
- she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform
Syn:
detain, hold up
Ant:
rush
Derivationally related forms:
holdup (for: hold up)
Hypernyms:
decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard
Hyponyms:
stonewall, catch, stall, buy time
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
2. act later than planned, scheduled, or required (Freq. 6)
- Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered
Hypernyms:
wait, hold off, hold back
Hyponyms:
hesitate, pause, procrastinate, stall, drag one's feet,
drag one's heels, shillyshally, dilly-dally, dillydally, postpone, prorogue,
hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer,
remit, put off
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- They delay a long time
3. stop or halt (Freq. 3)
- Please stay the bloodshed!
Syn:
stay, detain
Derivationally related forms:
stay (for: stay)
Hypernyms:
check, retard
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
4. slow the growth or development of
- The brain damage will retard the child's language development
Syn:
check, retard
Derivationally related forms:
retard (for: retard), retardation (for: retard)
Hypernyms:
change, alter, modify
Hyponyms:
dampen, stay, detain
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something

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