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English definition of “delay”

delay

noun [C/U]    /dɪˈleɪ/
a period when something that might happen does not happen or does not happen quickly enough, or the failure to act quickly : [U] You need to call back without delay. [C] The holiday traffic is likely to cause long delays. [C] Any further delay would threaten the entire project .
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