Part of speech:
(Law) Temporary suspension of the execution of a sentence.
The prevention or suspension of a scheduled or expected punishment.
A suspension of an ongoing or planned activity:
The definition of a lag is the condition of falling behind, or the amount of falling behind.
A halt or stay, as on a trip:
Something that releases a person from a requirement.
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 unable to choose between different courses of action or opinions; waver:
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
(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.
Protract is to extend something or drag something out.
To prolong is to make something last longer.
To put off doing (something unpleasant or burdensome) until a future time; esp., to postpone (such actions) habitually
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
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 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:
A manner of grasping an opponent, as in wrestling or aikido:
An interruption or a delay:
The act of retaining or the condition of being retained:
(Now Rare) An impeding or being impeded; obstruction
A temporary cessation of fighting by mutual consent; a truce.
The definition of an obstacle is something that gets in the way or that slows or stops progress.
(Football) An attempt to advance the ball from scrimmage by carrying it.
A hurrying or being hurried; rush; urgency
The act of moving rapidly:
A payment made before due, as of wages
Efficient speed; promptness
Encourage is defined as to give someone hope, confidence or support.
To go, progress, or develop faster
To help the progress of; promote.
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.
Efficient speed; dispatch
A stop or break in speaking or reading, which clarifies meaning
An instant of time.
(Usually uncountable) One or more people employed to help in the maintenance of a house or the operation of a farm or enterprise.
In a dissipated, immoderate way:
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