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relayverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌrɪˈleɪ/ /ˈriː.leɪ/

relaynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈriː.leɪ/
  • relay noun [C] (TEAM)

a ​group of ​people who ​continue an ​activity that ​others from the same ​team or ​organization have been doing ​previously: Relays of ​workerskept the ​machines going through the ​night. After the ​landslide, ​volunteersworked in relays to ​rescuepeopleburied under the ​rubble. (also relay race) a ​running or ​swimmingrace between two or more ​teams in which each ​person in the ​teamruns or ​swimspart of the ​race
  • relay noun [C] (EQUIPMENT)

a ​device that ​reacts to a ​smallchange in an ​electricalcurrent by ​movingswitches or other ​devices in an ​electrical circuit
(Definition of relay from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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relayverb [T]

 us   /riˈleɪ, ˈri·leɪ/
to ​tell something you ​heard: I relayed the ​news to the ​others.
(Definition of relay from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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