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English definition of “lag”

lag

verb
 
 
/læɡ/ (-gg-)
[I or T] to not make as much progress as other people or things: lag behind sb/sth Business leaders in the UK still lag behind their European counterparts in foreign language skills.lag well/far behind As usual we lag far behind the rest of the world in this matter. They continue to lag their competitors in most areas of the business.
[I] to move or make progress more slowly than usual, or to change later than something else changes: Business had improved considerably after lagging last year. There has been an upturn in business travel, but hotel prices are still lagging.
(Definition of lag verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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