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English definition of “lag”
/læg/ verb (-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.