Delaying synonyms and antonyms

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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 prevent the flow or passage of:
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To stop, halt, or check
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To retard is to prevent progress or growth.
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To put off doing (something unpleasant or burdensome) until a future time; esp., to postpone (such actions) habitually
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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 employ delaying tactics:
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So as to fall behind the correct time or rate:
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(Sports) In golf, to hit (a putt) so that it stops a short way from the hole and can then be tapped in.
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To consider or occupy oneself with something in a careless or unserious fashion; toy.
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(Intransitive) To move or walk lackadaisically.
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Hesitate is defined as to pause before deciding, acting or speaking.
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(Intransitive) To abide, stay or wait somewhere, especially if longer than planned.
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To stand about without any aim or purpose; to stand about idly; to linger; to hang around.
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To proceed slowly; saunter:
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To move (an icon), esp. by means of a mouse, in such a way that its course can be followed
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To waste time, especially in indecision; dawdle or vacillate.
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To be a waiter or waitress at:
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To tabulate; to put into a table.
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To cease for a period; delay.
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To shelve is to put something, especially books, onto a shelf or resting place, or to put something aside.
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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.
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(Intransitive) to delay, to wait
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To briefly delay, suspend, or postpone a court proceeding. See also continuance.
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(Football) To advance the ball or attempt to advance the ball from scrimmage by carrying it rather than passing.
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To hasten; to impel to greater speed; to urge on.
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To increase the speed or rate of; accelerate. Often used with up:
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To accelerate the growth or progress of; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten.
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To hinder is defined as to restrain or hold something back.
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Intentionally delaying (someone or something), intended to cause delay, gain time, or defer decision.
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To make or become weak or weaker
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To be unable to choose between different courses of action or opinions; waver:
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To give temporary compliance or agreement, evade immediate decision, etc., so as to gain time or avoid argument
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To make suitable, desirable, or free from excess by mingling with something else; reduce in intensity, esp. by the admixture of some other quality; moderate; assuage; mollify
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To reprieve is to provide temporary or permanent relief from punishment.
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Protract is to extend something or drag something out.
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To prolong is to make something last longer.
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To stop or keep (from doing something)
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To block or stop up (a passage) with obstacles or impediments; dam; clog
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To get in the way of; to hinder
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The definition of dither is to be confused.
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To waste time in hesitation or vacillation; loiter or dawdle
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To deter is defined as to keep someone from completing an action by giving them fear or doubt.
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To proceed with (doing an activity); to prolong (an activity).
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(--- Psychology) To fail to remember.
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To stop; check.
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To fill in such a way as to obstruct; block up; obstruct
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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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To control or keep in check.
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To make or become slower; slow down:
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To restrict; not to allow to go beyond a certain bound.
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To put aside indefinitely, as if intending to ignore or forget; shelve
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To keep out; exclude
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To shut or keep in, especially to imprison.
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To keep within certain limits; put certain limitations on; confine
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To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way.
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To repress is to suppress something such as a thought, feeling or emotion.
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To keep in check; restrain:
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To prevent or try to prevent by disapproving or raising objections or obstacles
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To keep from departing or getting away:
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To maintain records in:
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To fill with obstructions or with thick, sticky matter; stop up; jam
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To keep from moving or acting freely; hinder; impede; encumber
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To move, walk, go along, etc. wearily, heavily, or slowly; crawl; drag
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To proceed in a slow or lazy manner; putter:
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(Law) To relinquish (a right etc.); to give up claim to; to forego.
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Encourage is defined as to give someone hope, confidence or support.
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To go, progress, or develop faster
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To help the progress of; promote.
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To speed up; accelerate:
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Facilitate is defined as to make something easier.
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To speed up or make easy the progress or action of; hasten; facilitate
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(Intransitive) To move with haste.
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(Computing) To pass on for further processing, especially via a dispatch table (often with to).
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(Rare) To move in time; keep time
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To avoid; to prevent; to refrain from; to restrain (oneself). Usually used in nonassertive contexts with can.
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To hesitate:
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In a dissipated, immoderate way:
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(Slang) To have sex with. (See also do it)
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