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Engelsk navneord: delay

1. delay (om tid) time during which some action is awaited


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningInstant replay caused too long a delay.
He ordered a hold in the action.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)hold, postponement, time lag, wait


Mindre specifikke termerbreak, intermission, interruption, pause, suspension


Mere specifikke termerextension, moratorium, retardation

2. delay (om handling) the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)holdup


Mindre specifikke termerinactivity


Mere specifikke termerbreak, cunctation, dalliance, dawdling, deferment, deferral, demurrage, disruption, filibuster, forbearance, gap, interruption, lag, lingering, postponement, procrastination, retardation, shillyshally, slowdown, tarriance, trifling


Engelsk udsagnsord: delay

1. delay (om ændring) cause to be slowed down or delayed


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningTraffic was delayed by the bad weather.
She delayed the work that she didn't want to perform.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)detain, hold up


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerdecelerate, retard, slow, slow down, slow up


Mere specifikke termerbuy time, catch, stall, stonewall


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)hurry, rush

2. delay (om tilstand) act later than planned, scheduled, or required


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningDon't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered.


Eksempler på anvendelseThey delay a long time


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerhold back, hold off, wait


Mere specifikke termerdefer, dilly-dally, dillydally, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, hesitate, hold over, pause, postpone, procrastinate, procrastinate, prorogue, put off, put over, remit, set back, shelve, shillyshally, stall, table

3. delay (om ændring) stop or halt


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningPlease stay the bloodshed!.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)detain, stay


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termercheck, delay, retard

4. delay (om ændring) slow the growth or development of


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe brain damage will retard the child's language development.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)check, retard


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Mindre specifikke termeralter, change, modify


Mere specifikke termerdampen, delay, detain, stay









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