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English definition of “delay”

delay

verb     /dɪˈleɪ/
CHANGE TIME [I, T] A2 to make something happen at a later time than originally planned or expected: Can you delay your departure until next week?Delaying and wasting time
MAKE LATE [T] B1 to cause someone or something to be slow or late: [often passive] I was delayed by traffic.Delaying and wasting time
(Definition of delay verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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