Translation of "delay" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /dɪˈleɪ/ us /dɪˈleɪ/

A2 to make something happen at a later time than you planned

Can you delay your departure until next week?

B1 to make someone or something late

I was delayed by traffic.
noun uk /dɪˈleɪ/ us /dɪˈleɪ/

A2 the action of having to wait longer than expected

retraso, demora
An accident caused long delays on the motorway.
without delay

B1 immediately

sin demora
We need to deal with this problem without delay.

(Translation of “delay” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /diˈlei/

to put off to another time

aplazar, retrasar
We have delayed publication of the book till the Spring.

to keep or stay back or slow down

I was delayed by the traffic.

(Translation of “delay” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)