Delay synonyms

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A deferring or being deferred; postponement
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To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
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The action of adjourning.
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A period of time for the cooling of anger, tension, etc., as to allow for negotiation or reconciliation
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To hinder, delay, or slow the advance or progress of
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To put off to a future time; postpone; delay
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To detain is defined as to keep someone somewhere or cause someone to be unable to proceed.
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To behave or conduct oneself; act:
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A legal authorization, usually by a law passed in an emergency, to delay payment of money due, as by a bank or debtor nation
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Postponement of a penalty, esp. that of death; also, a warrant ordering this
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(Archaic) One that lags, or is last
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Postponement
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The period during which the symptoms of a disease abate or subside.
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The action of proroging an assembly.
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(Archaic) A standstill; a state of rest; entire cessation of motion or progress.
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(Nautical) A line used for securing something temporarily:
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The act of one who dawdles.
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Deliberate slowness or delay; stalling
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(Chem.) The amount of liquid retained or delayed during fractional distillation and certain types of solvent extractions
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Any period or state in which progress is interrupted or delayed
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A pause or halt of some activity.
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(Idiomatic) To withstand; to stand up to; to survive.
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To prevent or discourage from acting, as by means of fear or doubt:
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To make difficult to accomplish; to frustrate, act as obstacle.
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To put a hamper or fetter on; to shackle; to ensnare; to inveigle; hence, to impede in motion or progress; to embarrass; to encumber.
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To encumber or load, especially with something that impedes motion; to hamper.
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The definition of choke is to cut off oxygen, to be unable to breath, to block something, to become unable to perform at a crucial point.
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To make or become less vigorous, intense, or severe; ease:
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To hold in custody; prevent from escaping
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To keep in custody:
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To draw out or lengthen in time; prolong:
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To prevent (a pupil) to advance in a course
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To impede is defined as to block or temporarily keep something from going forward.
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To deprive of courage, hope, or confidence; dishearten
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To cause a delay
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Withhold is defined as to hold back or refuse.
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(Idiomatic, intransitive) To make an intermediary stop somewhere.
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To capture and hold briefly (the attention, for example); engage.
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Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
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To stop; to keep (from happening). [from 16th c.]
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To check, restrain, or control (an impulse or activity, for example); rein in.
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To obstruct is to block or slow or cut off from view.
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To cause a delay
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To restrain within bounds; to limit; to confine; as, to restrict worlds to a particular meaning; to restrict a patient to a certain diet.
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To lengthen temporally; to put off to a distant time; to postpone.
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To restrict or block something with a hindrance or impediment
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To keep shut up, as in prison, in bed because of illness, indoors, etc.
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To send (a case) from a higher to a lower court, as when an appellate court determines that the trial court needs to hold a new trial or engage in additional proceedings.
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To discontinue a session of (a parliament, for example).
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To put off or suspend until a future time
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To create difficulties for; stand in the way of; hinder
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To use a filibuster against (a legislative measure, for example).
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To delineate, as on a table; to represent, as in a picture.
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To contribute to the effectiveness or improvement of (something); improve or advance:
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To regulate (a mechanism) for a given speed or length of operation
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In a secure manner; tightly:
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time during which some action is awaited
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Cessation.
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The definition of a setback is an interruption in progress.
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Something that stands in the way of or holds up progress:
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To keep down or hold back; restrain
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To suspend an activity; cease.
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To hold in abeyance; defer:
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(Idiomatic) to prevent something from happening; to obviate or avert
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To put on a shelf or shelves
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To put aside, to not act on (proposals, suggestions, advice).
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To cause a delay
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To cause a delay
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To cause a delay
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At a low speed:
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To cause a delay
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(Informal) To wait; to falter; to avoid proceeding through reluctance.
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(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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(Idiomatic) To delay commencing (an action until some specified time or event has passed).
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(Idiomatic) to save, delay
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To cause a delay
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To cause a delay
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To cause a delay
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To cause a delay
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(Idiomatic, colloquial) To slow, slow down, decelerate.
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To confine within bounds; set a limit to; restrict; curb
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To stand some distance apart from something or someone.
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To plunge into mire or snow so as not to be able to get on; to set; to fix.
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To limit; restrict
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To cause a delay
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(Idiomatic) To be patient; to wait.
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(Idiomatic) To intentionally stall, to delay, to obstruct.
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To stop because of indecision; pause or delay in acting, choosing, or deciding because of feeling unsure; waver
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(Idiomatic) Decelerate.
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To waste (time) by idling:
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To delay unnecessarily; to while away.
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To drive at a speed exceeding a legal limit:
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To reduce the time required for (an academic course, for example); compress into a shorter period.
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To inspire with hope, courage, or confidence.
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A short period of inaction; temporary stop, break, or rest, as in speaking or reading
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A delay or postponement of a sentence, or one granted to a jury or court for further consideration or deliberation. In all cases, it is temporary.
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The definition of an impediment is an obstacle or something that prevents action.
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(Intransitive, often followed by on) To consider or contemplate for a period of time; to engage in analytical thinking or discussion.
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To linger in an aimless way; spend time idly
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Causing or tending to cause delay; meant to gain time, defer action, etc.
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(Not comparable, euphemistic) Deceased, dead: used particularly when speaking of the dead person's actions while alive. (Often used with the; see usage notes.)
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The definition of tardy is slow moving, delayed or late.
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A formal agreement to end fighting.
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The adjournment or postponement to another date of a trial or other proceeding. See also adjourn.
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Casual romantic or sexual activity:
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A form of punishment in which a student is required to stay after school
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Something that obstructs; an obstacle:
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A deliberate policy of obstructing something, especially a political process or body.
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A delay, as a formal delay in a proceeding.
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(Uncountable) The condition of being protracted
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The act or process of delaying or impeding.
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The ability to recall or recognize what has been learned or experienced; memory.
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A mixture in which small particles of a substance are dispersed throughout a gas or liquid. If a suspension is left undisturbed, the particles are likely to settle to the bottom. The particles in a suspension are larger than those in either a colloid or a solution. Muddy water is an example of a suspension.
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The act of temporizing.
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The definition of continue means to remain or go on.
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To cause a delay
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Alternative spelling of dilly-dally.
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Alternative spelling of dilly-dally.
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To do something nervously.
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To move slowly or with effort:
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To cause a delay
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To cause a delay
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To cause a delay
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To procrastinate.
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(Informal) To engage in delaying tactics; stall:
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(Intransitive) To stay somewhere temporarily; to sojourn.
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To bring to the proper texture, consistency, hardness, etc. by mixing with something or treating in some way
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To suit one's actions to the time, occasion, or circumstances, without reference to principle
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(Intransitive) To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.
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(Intransitive, US) To wait tables; to serve customers in a restaurant or other eating establishment.
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(Intransitive) To become weaker.
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A written message, particularly an official communication, sent with speed.
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A sending forth or setting forth the execution of some object of consequence; progress.
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Rash or headlong action; precipitateness:
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The habit or characteristic of doing things without delay.
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deferment, interruption
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deferment, interruption
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deferment, interruption
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Advance is defined as a movement forward or an improvement.
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The definition of a furtherance is the act of helping, or an advancement.
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Activity or motion that is often unduly hurried; haste:
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(Sports) A rapid advance of the puck toward the opponent's goal in ice hockey.
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The act of speeding up; a growing faster.
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To put off until later; defer; delay
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To send back; to give up; to surrender; to resign.
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To put off until later; postpone; defer
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(Idiomatic) To cost money, as.
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To live or move slowly or lazily; loiter; putter; dawdle
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To walk or proceed with dragging steps; trudge:
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A voluntary relinquishing of a right or privilege. Although a waiver may result from an explicit surrender or by circumstances, courts frown on accepting waivers of constitutional rights. The party waiving a right must have knowledge of that right and the informed intention of surrendering it.
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The condition of being detained; detention
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(Intransitive, idiomatic) To wait, especially for a suitable opportunity.
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(Law) Failure to do the required thing at the proper time (e.g., inexcusable delay in enforcing a claim)
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Find another word for delay. In this page you can discover 168 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for delay, like: deferment, procrastinate, adjournment, cooling-off-period, retard, drag one's feet (or heels), defer, detain, do, moratorium and reprieve.