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A deferring or being deferred; postponement
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  1. A deferring or being deferred; postponement
  2. Officially sanctioned postponement of compulsory military service.
  3. The act or an instance of delaying or putting off.
An adjourning or being adjourned
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  1. An adjourning or being adjourned
  2. The time of being adjourned
Postponement of a penalty, esp. that of death; also, a warrant ordering this
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  1. Postponement of a penalty, esp. that of death; also, a warrant ordering this
  2. A temporary relief or escape, as from trouble or pain
  3. A temporary suspension of a criminal sentence (usually the death penalty) for a certain period of time, usually for the purpose of examining new information or permitting an appeal to take place. A reprieve cannot prevent the ultimate carrying out of the judgment. See also clemency, commutation, pardon, and executive clemency. A temporary suspension of a criminal sentence (usually the death penalty) for a certain period of time, usually for the purpose of examining new information or permitting an appeal to take place. A reprieve cannot prevent the ultimate carrying out of the judgment. See also clemency, commutation, pardon, and executive clemency.
A period of time for the cooling of anger, tension, etc., as to allow for negotiation or reconciliation
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  1. A period of time for the cooling of anger, tension, etc., as to allow for negotiation or reconciliation
To postpone or delay needlessly.
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  1. To postpone or delay needlessly.
  2. To put off doing (something unpleasant or burdensome) until a future time; esp., to postpone (such actions) habitually
  3. To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
(Music) The prolongation of one or more tones of a chord into a following chord to create a temporary dissonance.
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  1. (Music) The prolongation of one or more tones of a chord into a following chord to create a temporary dissonance.
  2. 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.
  3. A supporting device or framework upon or from which something is suspended
The effective period of such an authorization
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  1. The effective period of such an authorization
  2. Any authorized delay or stopping of some specified activity
  3. A legal authorization, usually by a law passed in an emergency, to delay payment of money due, as by a bank or debtor nation
(Prosody) A rhythm break or caesura
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  1. (Prosody) A rhythm break or caesura
  2. A break, stop, or rest, often for a calculated purpose or effect:
  3. A stop or break in speaking or reading, which clarifies meaning
An automatically timed setting of a thermostat to a lower temperature, as in the home at night.
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  1. An automatically timed setting of a thermostat to a lower temperature, as in the home at night.
  2. An unanticipated or sudden check in progress; a change from better to worse.
  3. The minimum distance from the property line to where a structure may be built, as regulated by zoning statutes or restrictions in the deeds in various locales. Meant to keep houses from being built so close to each other that they cut off the light to and ventilation from a neighbor’s home. Setback also applies to how close a structure may be built to a road. The minimum distance from the property line to where a structure may be built, as regulated by zoning statutes or restrictions in the deeds in various locales. Meant to keep houses from being built so close to each other that they cut off the light to and ventilation from a neighbor’s home. Setback also applies to how close a structure may be built to a road.
The act or process of delaying or impeding.
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  1. The act or process of delaying or impeding.
  2. Something that retards; a delay or hindrance.
  3. The extent to which something is held back or delayed.
A strip of insulating material used for covering boilers, cylinders, etc.
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  1. A strip of insulating material used for covering boilers, cylinders, etc.
  2. The amount of such falling behind; interval between two related events, processes, etc.
  3. An interval between one event or phenomenon and another:
A lessening or abating, as of heat or cold, pain, etc.
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  1. A lessening or abating, as of heat or cold, pain, etc.
  2. The period during which the symptoms of a disease abate or subside.
  3. A condition or period in which something is remitted.
Time spent in a place
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  1. Time spent in a place
  2. Anything used as a support, or prop
  3. A stop, halt, check, or pause
A place at which someone or something stops:
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  1. A place at which someone or something stops:
  2. The act of stopping or the condition of being stopped:
  3. A stay or sojourn
  1. Discontinuance
  2. A cessation; a discontinuance.
  3. Breach or interruption of continuity; separation of parts in a connected series; discontinuance.
The act of one who dawdles.
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  1. The act of one who dawdles.
Alternative spelling of foot-dragging.
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  1. Alternative spelling of foot-dragging.
  2. Deliberate slowness or delay; stalling
  3. Failure to take prompt or required action:
A stoppage; delay or hindrance
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  1. A stoppage; delay or hindrance
  2. (Chem.) The amount of liquid retained or delayed during fractional distillation and certain types of solvent extractions
  3. An interruption or a delay:
A usually circular pattern flown by aircraft awaiting clearance to land at an airport.
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  1. A usually circular pattern flown by aircraft awaiting clearance to land at an airport.
  2. The course an airplane takes while circling an airport waiting for clearance to land
  3. (Informal) A state of waiting or delay; a static situation:
Something that forms an obstacle to continued activity, a blockage.
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  1. Something that forms an obstacle to continued activity, a blockage.
  2. An obstructed condition; blockage
  3. The act of stopping or the condition of being stopped; a halt:
Anything that gets in the way or hinders; impediment; obstruction; hindrance
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  1. Anything that gets in the way or hinders; impediment; obstruction; hindrance
  2. Something that stands in the way of or holds up progress:
The condition of being obstructed:
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  1. The condition of being obstructed:
  2. (Sports) The act of impeding another player in violation of the rules, as when a player impedes the progress of an opponent not in possession of the puck in ice hockey.
  3. The act of obstructing:
(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 cause or arrange for (an event) to take place at a time later than the time at which it was originally supposed to happen.
  3. To delay or put off an event, appointment etc.
To postpone the induction of (one eligible for the military draft).
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  1. To postpone the induction of (one eligible for the military draft).
  2. To put off to a future time; postpone; delay
  3. To give in to the wish or judgment of another, as in showing respect; yield with courtesy (to)
To be delayed.
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  1. To be delayed.
  2. To hinder, delay, or slow the advance or progress of
  3. To cause to move or proceed slowly; delay or impede.
To make less likely or prevent from happening:
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  1. To make less likely or prevent from happening:
  2. To prevent or discourage (an action or behavior):
  3. To keep or discourage (a person, group, or nation) from doing something by instilling fear, anxiety, doubt, etc.
To obstruct or delay the progress of:
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  1. To obstruct or delay the progress of:
  2. To make difficult for; thwart; impede; frustrate
  3. To keep back; restrain; get in the way of; prevent; stop
To prevent the free movement, action, or progress of:
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  1. To prevent the free movement, action, or progress of:
  2. To keep from moving or acting freely; hinder; impede; encumber
To obstruct movement on or in; block up:
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  1. To obstruct movement on or in; block up:
  2. To become obstructed or choked up:
  3. To fill with obstructions or with thick, sticky matter; stop up; jam
To prevent from breathing by blocking the windpipe; suffocate; smother; stifle; often, specif., to prevent from breathing by squeezing the throat of; strangle
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  1. To prevent from breathing by blocking the windpipe; suffocate; smother; stifle; often, specif., to prevent from breathing by squeezing the throat of; strangle
  2. To check or slow down the movement, growth, or action of:
  3. (Intransitive) To be unable to breathe because of obstruction of the windpipe, for instance food or other objects that go down the wrong way.
(Intransitive) To gradually decrease in intensity or tautness; to become slack.
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  1. (Intransitive) To gradually decrease in intensity or tautness; to become slack.
  2. To reduce the tension of; relax; loosen
  3. To make or become less vigorous, intense, or severe; ease:
To save; reserve:
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  1. To save; reserve:
  2. To manage, tend, or have charge of:
  3. To remain in a state or condition; stay:
To have or keep within itself; have room or space for; contain
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  1. To have or keep within itself; have room or space for; contain
  2. To take and keep with the hands or arms, or by other means; grasp; clutch; seize
  3. To get and keep control of; keep from relaxing or lapsing
To draw to scale; using a protractor and scale
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  1. To draw to scale; using a protractor and scale
  2. (Mathematics) To draw to scale by means of a scale and protractor; plot.
  3. To draw out or lengthen in time; prolong:
  1. To restrict or restrain
  2. To prevent (a pupil) to advance in a course
  3. To hold back, refuse to give or share
To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
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  1. To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
To try to prevent by expressing disapproval or raising objections:
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  1. To try to prevent by expressing disapproval or raising objections:
  2. To extinguish the courage of; to dishearten; to depress the spirits of; to deprive of confidence; to deject.
  3. To prevent or try to prevent by disapproving or raising objections or obstacles
To keep from proceeding; delay or retard:
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  1. To keep from proceeding; delay or retard:
  2. To keep in custody; confine
  3. Keep (someone) from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attention.
To suspend by legal order the implementation of (a planned action), especially pending further proceedings:
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  1. To suspend by legal order the implementation of (a planned action), especially pending further proceedings:
  2. To continue in the place or condition specified; remain; keep
  3. To keep up in a race or contest:
To interrupt one's course or journey for a brief visit or stay. Often used with by, in, or off:
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  1. To interrupt one's course or journey for a brief visit or stay. Often used with by, in, or off:
  2. To prevent the flow or passage of:
  3. To keep (a person) from doing something contemplated
To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.
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  1. To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.
  2. To retain; to keep back; not to grant; as, to withhold assent to a proposition.
  3. To keep in check; restrain:
To capture and hold briefly (the attention, for example); engage.
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  1. To capture and hold briefly (the attention, for example); engage.
  2. To stop or check the motion, course, or spread of
  3. To catch and keep (one's attention, sight, etc.)
To anticipate (a need, objection, etc.)
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  1. To anticipate (a need, objection, etc.)
  2. To keep from happening; make impossible by prior action; hinder
  3. To stop or keep (from doing something)
To control so strictly or severely as to prevent the natural development or expression of
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  1. To control so strictly or severely as to prevent the natural development or expression of
  2. To hold back or prevent by an act of volition:
  3. Hence, to check; to keep back.
To lead (a dog being walked) to the curb or some other place where it may pass its waste matter
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  1. To lead (a dog being walked) to the curb or some other place where it may pass its waste matter
  2. To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way.
  3. To check, restrain, or control (an impulse or activity, for example); rein in.
To block or fill (a passage or opening) with obstacles or an obstacle.
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  1. To block or fill (a passage or opening) with obstacles or an obstacle.
  2. To block or stop up (a passage) with obstacles or impediments; dam; clog
  3. To be or get in the way of (a view or something to be seen).
To hold back; restrain:
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  1. To hold back; restrain:
  2. To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of something in the body, as an enzyme or organ.
  3. To hold back or keep from some action, feeling, etc.; check or repress
To keep or confine within physical limits:
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  1. To keep or confine within physical limits:
  2. To prevent or prohibit beyond a certain limit or by restriction:
  3. To keep within certain limits; put certain limitations on; confine
  1. To extend in space or length.
  2. To lengthen in duration; protract:
  3. To lengthen temporally; to put off to a distant time; to postpone.
To load or weigh down, as with claims, debts, etc.; burden
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  1. To load or weigh down, as with claims, debts, etc.; burden
  2. To hold back the motion or action of, as with a burden; hinder; hamper
  3. To add a legal claim or other obligation
To restrict in movement:
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  1. To restrict in movement:
  2. To keep within bounds; restrict:
  3. To keep shut up, as in prison, in bed because of illness, indoors, etc.
To send or order back, especially:
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  1. To send or order back, especially:
  2. To send back for further consideration; an appeals court may remand a case back to the lower court for further action or for a new trial;
To discontinue or end a session of (a legislative assembly, as the British Parliament)
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  1. To discontinue or end a session of (a legislative assembly, as the British Parliament)
  2. (Obs.) To defer; delay; postpone
  3. To discontinue a session of (a parliament, for example).
To put off or suspend until a future time
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  1. To put off or suspend until a future time
  2. To move from one place to another:
  3. To briefly delay, suspend, or postpone a court proceeding. See also continuance. To briefly delay, suspend, or postpone a court proceeding. See also continuance.
To indicate broadly without great detail; sketch. Often used with out:
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  1. To indicate broadly without great detail; sketch. Often used with out:
  2. To interrupt or obstruct the functioning of a physiological process, especially by the use of drugs.
  3. (--- Sports) To prevent or slow the movement of (an opponent) by using one's body, as by making a block in football.
To prohibit or prevent (someone) from doing something:
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  1. To prohibit or prevent (someone) from doing something:
  2. To keep out; exclude:
  3. To keep out; exclude
To take part in a private military action in a foreign country.
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  1. To take part in a private military action in a foreign country.
  2. To obstruct or delay legislative action, especially by making prolonged speeches.
  3. To use a filibuster against (a legislative measure, for example).
To suspend an activity; cease.
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  1. To suspend an activity; cease.
  2. To stop for a time; cease at intervals; make or be intermittent; discontinue
To stop temporarily
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  1. To stop temporarily
  2. To support or keep from falling without apparent attachment, as by buoyancy:
  3. To hold or keep (dust in the air, particles in a liquid, etc.) in suspension
(Idiomatic) to prevent something from happening; to obviate or avert
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  1. (Idiomatic) to prevent something from happening; to obviate or avert
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 enter in a list or table; tabulate.
  3. To put on a table
To place or arrange on a shelf:
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  1. To place or arrange on a shelf:
  2. To furnish or outfit with shelves.
  3. To put aside as though on a shelf:
To assign to a category or categories; classify
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  1. To assign to a category or categories; classify
  2. To place or file in a small compartment or recess.
  3. To put in the pigeonhole of a desk, etc.
To ignore or intentionally forget something, temporarily or permanently, so that more important things can have one's attention.
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  1. To ignore or intentionally forget something, temporarily or permanently, so that more important things can have one's attention.
To become slow or slower.
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  1. To become slow or slower.
  2. So as to fall behind the correct time or rate:
  3. To go or become slow or slower
(Informal) To wait; to falter; to avoid proceeding through reluctance.
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  1. (Informal) To wait; to falter; to avoid proceeding through reluctance.
(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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  1. (Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
  2. (Idiomatic) to contain; stop
(Idiomatic, intransitive) To delay commencing an action (until some specified time or event has passed).
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  1. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To delay commencing an action (until some specified time or event has passed).
  2. (Idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To wait, especially for a suitable opportunity.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To wait, especially for a suitable opportunity.
(Idiomatic, colloquial) To slow, slow down, decelerate.
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  1. (Idiomatic, colloquial) To slow, slow down, decelerate.
To confine within bounds; set a limit to; restrict; curb
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  1. To confine within bounds; set a limit to; restrict; curb
  2. To confine or restrict with a limit:
  3. A number or point for which, from a given set of numbers or points, one can choose an arbitrarily close number or point. For example, for the set of all real numbers greater than zero and less than one, the numbers one and zero are limit points, since one can pick a number from the set arbitrarily close to one or zero (even though one and zero are not themselves in the set). Limits form the basis for calculus , where a number L is defined to be the limit approached by a function f(x) as x approaches a if, for every positive number Ɛ, there exists a number ẟ such that | f(x)−L | < Ɛ if 0 < | x−a | < ẟ.
To cause (an aircraft) to go into a stall.
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  1. To cause (an aircraft) to go into a stall.
  2. (Intransitive) To employ delaying tactics
  3. To put, keep, or be kept in a stall
To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way:
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  1. To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way:
  2. To keep under control
  3. To hold back or keep in check; control:
(Idiomatic) To be patient; to wait.
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(Idiomatic) To intentionally stall, to delay, to obstruct.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To intentionally stall, to delay, to obstruct.
  2. (Idiomatic) To procrastinate, put off; to dawdle, avoid, or make progress slowly and reluctantly.
To be reluctant; not be sure that one should
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  1. To be reluctant; not be sure that one should
  2. To stop because of indecision; pause or delay in acting, choosing, or deciding because of feeling unsure; waver
  3. To pause; stop momentarily
To move aimlessly or lackadaisically:
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  1. To move aimlessly or lackadaisically:
  2. To take more time than necessary:
  3. (Intransitive) To move or walk lackadaisically.
To flirt; play at love
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  1. To flirt; play at love
  2. To spend (time) idly:
  3. To consider or occupy oneself with something in a careless or unserious fashion; toy.
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 give in to the wish or judgment of another, as in showing respect; yield with courtesy (to)
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  1. To give in to the wish or judgment of another, as in showing respect; yield with courtesy (to)
  2. To postpone the induction of (one eligible for the military draft).
  3. To put off to a future time; postpone; delay
(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 send (money) in payment
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  1. To send (money) in payment
  2. To put back, as into a state or position
  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. (Archaic) To wait for; await:
  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.
(Now rare) To put aside, avoid.
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  1. (Now rare) To put aside, avoid.
  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 keep from proceeding; delay or retard:
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  1. To keep from proceeding; delay or retard:
  2. (Archaic) To retain or withhold (payment or property, for example).
  3. Keep (someone) from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attention.
(Billiards) To strike the cue ball so that it rebounds from the far rail to stop as close as possible to the near rail or the string line: done to decide the order of play
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  1. (Billiards) To strike the cue ball so that it rebounds from the far rail to stop as close as possible to the near rail or the string line: done to decide the order of play
  2. (Games) To determine the order of play by hitting or shooting a ball toward a mark, as in marbles or billiards, with the player whose ball stops closest to the mark going first.
  3. To move or develop more slowly than expected, desired, etc.; be retarded in motion, development, etc.
To be delayed.
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  1. To be delayed.
  2. To cause to move or proceed slowly; delay or impede.
  3. To hinder, delay, or slow the advance or progress of
To remove from or allow distance.
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  1. To remove from or allow distance.
  2. To delay or obstruct.
  3. (Idiomatic) To cost money, as.
So as to fall behind the correct time or rate:
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  1. So as to fall behind the correct time or rate:
  2. To become slow or slower.
  3. In a slow manner or at a slow speed; slowly
To cause (a motor or motor vehicle) accidentally to stop running.
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  1. To cause (a motor or motor vehicle) accidentally to stop running.
  2. To lose forward flying speed, causing a stall. Used of an aircraft.
  3. (Intransitive) To employ delaying tactics
To flirt; play at love
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  1. To flirt; play at love
  2. To consider or occupy oneself with something in a careless or unserious fashion; toy.
  3. To spend (time) idly:
To move aimlessly or lackadaisically:
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  1. To move aimlessly or lackadaisically:
  2. To spend (time) without haste or purpose.
  3. (Intransitive) To move or walk lackadaisically.
Alternative spelling of dilly-dally.
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  1. Alternative spelling of dilly-dally.
  2. To waste time, especially in indecision; dawdle or vacillate.
To bring (a subject) into conversation, a piece of writing, etc. unnecessarily or as if by force
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  1. To bring (a subject) into conversation, a piece of writing, etc. unnecessarily or as if by force
  2. To bring up or catch by such means.
  3. To be prolonged tediously; move or pass too slowly
To move or develop more slowly than expected, desired, etc.; be retarded in motion, development, etc.
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  1. To move or develop more slowly than expected, desired, etc.; be retarded in motion, development, etc.
  2. (Billiards) To strike the cue ball so that it rebounds from the far rail to stop as close as possible to the near rail or the string line: done to decide the order of play
  3. To fall, move, or stay behind; loiter; linger
To pause or dwell (over or on something) in contemplation, deliberation, enjoyment, etc.
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  1. To pause or dwell (over or on something) in contemplation, deliberation, enjoyment, etc.
  2. To proceed slowly; saunter:
  3. To devote considerable time to something, especially in a leisurely fashion:
To proceed slowly or with many stops:
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  1. To proceed slowly or with many stops:
  2. To stand idly about; linger without any purpose.
  3. (--- Law) 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.
To thrust (something) forward; intrude
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  1. To thrust (something) forward; intrude
  2. To push or jab with a stick, finger, etc.; prod
  3. To live or move slowly or lazily; loiter; putter; dawdle
To postpone or delay needlessly.
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  1. To postpone or delay needlessly.
  2. To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
  3. To put off doing (something unpleasant or burdensome) until a future time; esp., to postpone (such actions) habitually
To delay or be late in going, coming, or doing something:
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  1. To delay or be late in going, coming, or doing something:
  2. To wait for; await.
  3. To stay for a time, esp. longer than originally intended; remain temporarily
To hang down, esp. behind, so as to drag on the ground, etc.
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  1. To hang down, esp. behind, so as to drag on the ground, etc.
  2. To allow to drag or stream behind, as along the ground:
  3. To move, walk, go along, etc. wearily, heavily, or slowly; crawl; drag
An adjourning or being adjourned
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  1. An adjourning or being adjourned
  2. The time of being adjourned
A deferring or being deferred; postponement
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  1. A deferring or being deferred; postponement
  2. Officially sanctioned postponement of compulsory military service.
  3. The act or an instance of delaying or putting off.
A delay, as a formal delay in a proceeding.
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  1. A delay, as a formal delay in a proceeding.
(Informal) Ability to continue or endure
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  1. (Informal) Ability to continue or endure
  2. Anything used as a support, or prop
  3. A stop, halt, check, or pause
A holding back of a judgment, etc.
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  1. A holding back of a judgment, etc.
  2. 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.
  3. (Music) The prolongation of one or more tones of a chord into a following chord to create a temporary dissonance.
Permission for a professional athletic club to assign a player to the minor leagues or release a player from the club, granted only after all other clubs have been given the opportunity to claim the player and have not done so.
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  1. Permission for a professional athletic club to assign a player to the minor leagues or release a player from the club, granted only after all other clubs have been given the opportunity to claim the player and have not done so.
  2. 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.
  3. Something that releases a person from a requirement.
The condition of being detained; detention
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(Physics) The amount of fissionable material being processed or in storage for irradiation in a reactor cycle
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  1. (Physics) The amount of fissionable material being processed or in storage for irradiation in a reactor cycle
  2. (Chem.) The amount of liquid retained or delayed during fractional distillation and certain types of solvent extractions
  3. A stoppage; delay or hindrance
A strip of insulating material used for covering boilers, cylinders, etc.
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  1. A strip of insulating material used for covering boilers, cylinders, etc.
  2. A condition of weakness or slackening:
  3. A falling behind or being retarded in motion, development, etc.
A decrease in velocity
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  1. A decrease in velocity
  2. The condition of being delayed or impeded.
  3. (Short for) mental retardation
Find another word for delay. In this page you can discover 164 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for delay, like: deferment, adjournment, reprieve, cooling-off-period, procrastinate, putting-off, procrastination, suspension, moratorium, deferral and pause.