delay

All Noun Verb
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  • Workers at the time covered the ship over again so as not to delay construction.
  • Further delays were caused when later issues each took more than a month to complete.
  • Although the show was delayed, he performed the entire set before going to a hospital.
  • These never made it to the final film due to delays on their part.
  • The album had been expected the year previously, and during the delay the country music scene changed.
  • This process took time, and the start date for the production could not be delayed.
  • The beginning of the match was delayed until late afternoon because of rain.
  • The game was delayed for two hours due to a heavy storm.
  • Again, because of production delays, none were completed in time to see action.
  • Post-production difficulties led to the release being delayed by several months.
  • The ship was delayed for several days before power could be restored.
  • Their radio traffic was delayed until the entire list was read.
  • The battle is delayed in an attempt to let the ground dry.
  • The search for a missing family of four delayed the flight even further.
  • The new airport has been delayed several times due to poor construction management and technical difficulties.
  • Near real-time also refers to delayed real-time transmission of voice and video.
  • City officials are looking for better ways to lower the problems and delays.
  • The delay was long, and it is thought that it cost the advance at least one week.
  • A long series of legal and other delays kept any restoration work from beginning.
  • These methods require the use a special clock, called a delay clock.
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Meaning of delay

  • noun Time during which some action is awaited
    instant replay caused too long a delay, he ordered a hold in the action
  • noun The act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
  • verb 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
  • verb Act later than planned, scheduled, or required
    Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered