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lag

verb uk   us   /læɡ/ (-gg-)

lag verb (MOVE SLOWLY)

[I] to move or make progress so slowly that you are behind other people or things: He's lagging behind - I think we'd better wait for him to catch us up. Sales are lagging at the moment.

lag verb (COVER)

[T] to cover something with a thick layer of material in order to stop heat from escaping or to stop water from freezing: to lag pipes

lag verb (PRISON)

[T] Australian English informal to send someone to prison or to arrest someone

lag

noun [C] uk   us   /læɡ/

lag noun [C] (DELAY)

a delay between two things happening: You have to allow for a time lag between order and delivery.

lag noun [C] (PRISONER)

UK old-fashioned informal a prisoner or a person who has often been a prisoner in the past: an old lag
Translations of “lag”
in Vietnamese tụt lại sau…
in Spanish retrasarse, quedarse atrás…
in Thai ล่าช้า…
in Malaysian bergerak perlahan…
in French traîner derrière…
in German zurückbleiben…
in Chinese (Traditional) 緩慢移動, 掉隊,滯後…
in Indonesian tertinggal…
in Russian промежуток времени…
in Turkish (iki şey arasındaki) zaman aralığı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缓慢移动, 掉队,滞后…
in Polish opóźnienie…
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