Translation of "lag" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /læɡ/ us -gg-

to move or make progress so slowly that you are behind other people or things

quedarse atrás
He’s lagging behind – I think we’d better wait for him to catch us up.
Sales are lagging at the moment.
noun uk /læɡ/ us

a delay between two things happening

retraso, intervalo
You have to allow for a time lag between order and delivery.

UK old-fashioned informal a prisoner or a person who has often been a prisoner in the past

delincuente habitual
an old lag

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


verb /lӕɡ/ (past tense, past participle lagged)

(often with behind) to move too slowly and become left behind

retrasarse, quedarse atrás
We waited for the smaller children, who were lagging behind the rest.

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