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To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
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  1. To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
  2. To put off to a future time; postpone
  3. To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired:
To delay (a task, event, or deadline)
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  1. To delay (a task, event, or deadline)
  2. To procrastinate
  3. To offend, repulse, or frighten
To lay aside as if on a shelf; defer
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  1. To lay aside as if on a shelf; defer
  2. To put aside as though on a shelf:
  3. To cause to retire from service; dismiss:
To yield to the action, control, power, etc. of another or others; also, to subject or allow to be subjected to treatment, analysis, etc. of some sort
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  1. To yield to the action, control, power, etc. of another or others; also, to subject or allow to be subjected to treatment, analysis, etc. of some sort
  2. To subject to a condition or process:
  3. To allow oneself to be subjected to something:
To be guided by; submit to the control of
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  1. To be guided by; submit to the control of
  2. To carry out or comply with (a command, for example).
  3. To carry out or fulfill the command, order, or instruction of.
To give one's consent, often at the insistence of another:
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  1. To give one's consent, often at the insistence of another:
  2. To become a party to an agreement or treaty.
  3. To give assent; give in; agree (to)
To agree or consent quietly without protest, but without enthusiasm
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  1. To agree or consent quietly without protest, but without enthusiasm
To acknowledge, often reluctantly, as being true, just, or proper; admit:
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  1. To acknowledge, often reluctantly, as being true, just, or proper; admit:
  2. (--- Sports) To allow (a goal or point, for example) to be scored by the opposing team or player.
  3. To acknowledge or admit (defeat).
(Archaic) To fulfill; to accomplish.
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  1. (Archaic) To fulfill; to accomplish.
  2. To act in accordance (with a request, order, rule, etc.)
  3. To yield assent; to accord; agree, or acquiesce; to adapt one's self; to consent or conform.
(Of a pugilist) to droop the head
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  1. (Of a pugilist) to droop the head
  2. To collapse or fall
  3. (Idiomatic) to relent, yield, surrender or admit defeat
To bend into a curve or bow.
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  1. To bend into a curve or bow.
  2. To yield or submit, as to authority
  3. To yield in defeat or out of courtesy; submit.
To briefly delay, suspend, or postpone a court proceeding. See also continuance. To briefly delay, suspend, or postpone a court proceeding. See also continuance.
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  1. To briefly delay, suspend, or postpone a court proceeding. See also continuance. To briefly delay, suspend, or postpone a court proceeding. See also continuance.
  2. To put off or suspend until a future time
  3. To move from one place to another:
To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
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  1. To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
  2. To put off to a future time; postpone
  3. To stop for a while; linger
(Idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
  2. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To delay commencing an action (until some specified time or event has passed).
(Gram.) To put at or near the end of the sentence
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  1. (Gram.) To put at or near the end of the sentence
  2. To delay or put off an event, appointment etc.
  3. To cause or arrange for (an event) to take place at a time later than the time at which it was originally supposed to happen.
To put back, as into a state or position
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  1. To put back, as into a state or position
  2. To send (money) in payment
  3. To let slacken; decrease
To put on a shelf or shelves
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  1. To put on a shelf or shelves
  2. To furnish or outfit with shelves.
  3. To put aside as though on a shelf:
To continue to be in a place or condition:
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  1. To continue to be in a place or condition:
  2. To pause; tarry; wait; delay
  3. To suspend by legal order the implementation of (a planned action), especially pending further proceedings:
(Music) To hold or prolong (a note or notes) in suspension.
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  1. (Music) To hold or prolong (a note or notes) in suspension.
  2. To cause to cease or become inoperative for a time; stop temporarily
  3. To stop temporarily
To postpone consideration of (a piece of legislation, for example); shelve.
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  1. To postpone consideration of (a piece of legislation, for example); shelve.
  2. To put on a table
  3. To enter in a list or table; tabulate.
To refrain from engaging in, sometimes temporarily; cancel or postpone:
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  1. To refrain from engaging in, sometimes temporarily; cancel or postpone:
  2. (Law) To forgo or relinquish voluntarily (a right, privilege, claim, etc. which one is legally entitled to enforce)
  3. To voluntarily give up, abandon, or surrender a right, privilege or claim. Usually, a right may only be waived if the person so doing has full knowledge of what the consequences might be.
To serve food at a meal
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  1. To serve food at a meal
  2. To be a waiter or waitress at:
  3. To remain or stay in expectation of; await:
To indicate (agreement, thanks, etc.) by bowing
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  1. To indicate (agreement, thanks, etc.) by bowing
  2. To yield or submit, as to authority
  3. To yield in defeat or out of courtesy; submit.
To allow oneself to be subjected to something:
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  1. To allow oneself to be subjected to something:
  2. To yield to the action, control, power, etc. of another or others; also, to subject or allow to be subjected to treatment, analysis, etc. of some sort
  3. To subject to a condition or process:
To give up; surrender; submit
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  1. To give up; surrender; submit
  2. To produce a return for effort or investment:
  3. To produce or bear
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