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English definition of “delay”

delay

verb [I/T]    /dɪˈleɪ/
to cause to be late or to cause to happen at a later time, or to wait before acting: [T] He wants to delay the meeting until Wednesday. [T] The space launch was delayed because of bad weather. [I] Don’t delay in ordering tickets to the show.
(Definition of delay verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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