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English noun: lag

1. lag (act) the act of slowing down or falling behind


Synonymsretardation, slowdown


Broader (hypernym)delay, holdup

2. lag (time) the time between one event, process, or period and another


SamplesMeanwhile the socialists are running the government.


Synonymsinterim, meantime, meanwhile


Broader (hypernym)interval, time interval


Narrower (hyponym)interregnum

3. lag (artifact) one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket


Synonymsstave


Broader (hypernym)slat, spline


Part meronymbarrel, cask


English verb: lag

1. lag (motion) hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.


Synonymsdawdle, fall back, fall behind


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)follow


Narrower (hyponym)drag, drop back, drop behind, get behind, hang back, trail

2. lag (social) lock up or confine, in or as in a jail


SamplesThe suspects were imprisoned without trial.
The murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life.


ExamplesThey want to lag the prisoners


Synonymsgaol, immure, imprison, incarcerate, jail, jug, put away, put behind bars, remand


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)confine, detain


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

3. lag (contact) throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)flip, pitch, sky, toss

4. lag (contact) cover with lagging to prevent heat loss


SamplesLag pipes.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover









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