Part of speech:
To keep in custody; confine
To keep up in a race or contest:
To hinder, delay, or slow the advance or progress of
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
To make or become weak or weaker
To be a waiter or waitress at:
To be unable to choose between different courses of action or opinions; waver:
To give temporary compliance or agreement, evade immediate decision, etc., so as to gain time or avoid argument
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
To wait for; to stay or stop for.
To stop temporarily
To prevent the flow or passage of:
(Intransitive) To employ delaying tactics
At a low speed:
To shelve is to put something, especially books, onto a shelf or resting place, or to put something aside.
To reprieve is to provide temporary or permanent relief from punishment.
Protract is to extend something or drag something out.
To prolong is to make something last longer.
To stop or keep (from doing something)
Postpone is defined as to put off to or place in a later time.
To block or stop up (a passage) with obstacles or impediments; dam; clog
To continue to live or exist although very close to death or the end
(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
To keep back; restrain; get in the way of; prevent; stop
To stop because of indecision; pause or delay in acting, choosing, or deciding because of feeling unsure; waver
Drag is defined as to pull or move a person or thing.
The definition of dither is to be confused.
To waste time in hesitation or vacillation; loiter or dawdle
To waste time, especially in indecision; dawdle or vacillate.
To deter is defined as to keep someone from completing an action by giving them fear or doubt.
To spend (time) idly:
(--- Psychology) To fail to remember.
To stop; check.
To fill in such a way as to obstruct; block up; obstruct
To prevent from breathing by blocking the windpipe; suffocate; smother; stifle; often, specif., to prevent from breathing by squeezing the throat of; strangle
To make or become slower; slow down:
To restrict; not to allow to go beyond a certain bound.
To put aside indefinitely, as if intending to ignore or forget; shelve
To keep out; exclude
Adjourn is defined as to move to a different location or to retreat to another place.
To shut or keep in, especially to imprison.
To keep within certain limits; put certain limitations on; confine
To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way.
To repress is to suppress something such as a thought, feeling or emotion.
To keep in check; restrain:
To prevent or try to prevent by disapproving or raising objections or obstacles
To keep from departing or getting away:
To maintain records in:
To fill with obstructions or with thick, sticky matter; stop up; jam
To keep from moving or acting freely; hinder; impede; encumber
To move, walk, go along, etc. wearily, heavily, or slowly; crawl; drag
To proceed in a slow or lazy manner; putter:
To move or go swiftly or impetuously; dash
Encourage is defined as to give someone hope, confidence or support.
To go, progress, or develop faster
To get along in a specified manner; fare.
To help the progress of; promote.
To hasten; to impel to greater speed; to urge on.
To speed up; accelerate:
Facilitate is defined as to make something easier.
To speed up or make easy the progress or action of; hasten; facilitate
(Intransitive) To move with haste.
(Computing) To pass on for further processing, especially via a dispatch table (often with to).
(Rare) To move in time; keep time
In a dissipated, immoderate way:
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