delayverbuk /dɪˈleɪ/ us /dɪˈleɪ/
- The new treatment can delay the onset of the disease by several years.
- This decision may delay the process of European unification.
- The legal to-ings and fro-ings could delay the start of the trial for up to six months.
- The project has been delayed by innumerable problems.
- They've just announced on the PA that our flight's been delayed.
delaynoun [C or U]uk /dɪˈleɪ/ us /dɪˈleɪ/
- We had to endure a nine-hour delay at the airport.
- Trains may be subject to delay on the northern line - we apologize for any inconvenience caused.
- Please settle your account without further delay.
- There are delays on the M4 because of roadworks.
- We should arrive at ten o'clock, as long as there are no unexpected delays.