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Definition of delay:

  1. A putting off or deferring; procrastination; lingering inactivity; stop; detention; hindrance.
  2. To allay; to temper.
  3. To move slowly; to stop for a time; to linger; to tarry.
  4. To put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong the time of or before.
  5. To retard; to stop, detain, or hinder, for a time; to retard the motion, or time of arrival, of; as, the mail is delayed by a heavy fall of snow.

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jibe, appreciation, decelerate, see to it, shelve, hold back, time lag, storage area, clutch, ensure, aisle seat, embarrass, cooling-off period, date, assure, defer, last out, handgrip, tarry, moratorium, mark, support, turn back, prevent, evasion, stick up, outride, foil, slow down, procrastinate, slow up, determine, heist, check into, hold in, dally, avoidance, endure, persist, grip, keep, ascertain, cargo deck, cargo hold, mark off, continue, chapter, stall, contain, custody, trail, go slow, remit, crack, clasp, wait around, remission, set back, afloat, hold up, waive, arrest, duration, do, look into, tally, fit, handle, drag your feet/heels, cargo area, stickup, hold out, detainment, see, hold off, keep someone waiting, stay put, epoch, counteract, help, table, live on, book on, tick off, stick around, setback, ride out, condition, inaction, hold, booking, retardation, temporize, stagnation, go, suspended animation, lag, wait, last, rest, withstand, adjourn, discipline, suss out, prolong the agony, survive, postponement, stay on, tick, surcease, insure, potter, failure, defy, control, learn, slow off the blocks/mark, watch, holdup, sidestep, bookable, booking office, check out, discontinuation, bide, deferral, check over, checker, stand up, arr., countdown, aboard, confine, train, holdback, match, find out, bus, hang up, waiting, distance, check up on, moderate, era, quell, intermission, sit on, day, deferment, agree, adjournment, correspond, armed robbery, time, detention, dilly-dally, fast, board, clench, put off, inertia, grasp, lag, remain, live, chequer, go over, abide, sustain, appease, sidetrack, standstill, hold water, clutches, gibe, respite, play for time, retard, check, stick, check off, holding pattern.

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