Delay - definition, pronunciation, transcription
she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform
- slow the growth or development of (syn: check, retard)
Do you know what's causing the delay?
After months of delay, construction on the new school began.
Airline travelers are experiencing delays of up to three hours.
The doctor wants to delay surgery for a few weeks.
She's planning to delay her retirement.
He delayed too long, and now it's too late.
“Don't delay! Sale ends Saturday.”
Production problems delayed the introduction of the new model by several months.
We delayed sending the telegram.
He delayed my calling the police.
She apologized for the delay in answering my letter.
Sorry for the delay, Mr Weaver.
Why was there a delay in warning the public?
Long delays are expected on the motorways.
They must restore normal services without delay.
present participle: delaying
past tense: delayed
past participle: delayed