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Another word for delay

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Verb
  1. To put off until a later time

      1. To remain or rest in expectation:
      2. To stay in one place until another catches up:
      3. To remain or be in readiness:
      1. To give up (a claim or right, for example) voluntarily; relinquish.
      2. To refrain from insisting on or enforcing (a rule, penalty, or requirement, for example); dispense with:
      3. To refrain from engaging in, sometimes temporarily; cancel or postpone:
      1. An article of furniture supported by one or more vertical legs and having a flat horizontal surface:
      2. The objects laid out for a meal on this article of furniture.
      3. The food and drink served at meals; fare:
      1. To bar for a period from a privilege, office, or position, usually as a punishment:
      2. To cause to stop for a period; interrupt:
      3. To hold in abeyance; defer:
      1. To continue to be in a place or condition:
      2. To remain or sojourn as a guest or lodger:
      3. To linger or wait in order to do or experience something:
      1. To place or arrange on a shelf:
      2. To put aside as though on a shelf:
      3. To cause to retire from service; dismiss:
      1. To transmit (money) in payment.
      2. To refrain from exacting (a tax or penalty, for example); cancel.
      3. To pardon; forgive:
      1. 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.
      2. To postpose.
      1. (idiomatic) To wait or delay.
      2. To support or lift.
      3. (idiomatic) To withstand; to stand up to; to survive.
      1. (idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
      2. (idiomatic) To delay commencing (an action until some specified time or event has passed).
      3. (idiomatic, intransitive) To delay commencing an action (until some specified time or event has passed).
      1. To put off; postpone.
      2. To postpone the induction of (one eligible for the military draft).
      1. To suspend until a later stated time.
      2. To suspend proceedings to another time or place.
      3. To move from one place to another:
    See also:

    do

  2. To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired

    See also:

    time

    help

  3. To go or move slowly so that progress is hindered

      1. To allow to drag or stream behind, as along the ground:
      2. To drag (the body, for example) wearily or heavily.
      3. To follow the traces or scent of, as in hunting; track.
      1. To delay or be late in going, coming, or doing something:
      2. To wait or stay temporarily:
      3. To wait for; await.
      1. To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
      2. To postpone or delay needlessly.
      1. To push or jab at, as with a finger or an arm; prod.
      2. To make (a hole or pathway, for example) by or as if by prodding, elbowing, or jabbing:
      3. To push; thrust:
      1. To stand idly about; linger without any purpose.
      2. To violate a law or ordinance that prohibits persons from remaining in a given location without a clear purpose for an extended period of time, especially when behaving in a manner indicating a possible threat to persons or property in the vicinity.
      3. To hover over or remain near an area:
      1. To stay in a place or be slow in leaving it, often out of reluctance:
      2. To continue or persist:
      3. To remain feebly alive for some time before dying.
      1. To fail to keep up a pace; straggle:
      2. To proceed or develop with comparative slowness:
      3. To weaken or slacken; flag:
      1. To pull along with difficulty or effort; haul:
      2. To cause to trail along a surface, especially the ground:
      3. To move (a pointing device, such as a mouse) while pressing down on one of its buttons.
      1. To waste time, especially in indecision; dawdle or vacillate.
      1. To take more time than necessary:
      2. To move aimlessly or lackadaisically:
      3. To waste (time) by idling:
      1. To play amorously; flirt:
      2. To consider or occupy oneself with something in a careless or unserious fashion; toy.
      3. To dawdle, delay, or linger:
Noun
  1. The act of putting off or the condition of being put off

    See also:

    time

  2. The condition or fact of being made late or slow

    See also:

    time

    help

Another word for delay

Noun
  1. Postponement

  2. Hindrance

    See also:

    impediment

Verb
  1. To cause a delay

  2. To make a delay