Meaning of “relay” in the English Dictionary

"relay" in British English

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relayverb [ T ]

uk /ˌrɪˈleɪ/ /ˈriː.leɪ/ us /ˌrɪˈleɪ/ /ˈriː.leɪ/

relaynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈriː.leɪ/ 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 workers kept the machines going through the night.
After the landslide, volunteers worked in relays to rescue people buried under the rubble.

also relay race a running or swimming race between two or more teams in which each person in the team runs or swims part of the race

(Definition of “relay” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"relay" in American English

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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)