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lagverb [I]

 us   /læɡ/ (-gg-)
to move or ​advance so ​slowly that you are behind other ​people or things: John’s always lagging behind the ​others in the ​class.

lagnoun [C/U]

 us   /læɡ/
a ​delay in the ​period of ​time in which ​eventshappen: [C] There is often a lag between ​becominginfected and the first ​signs of the ​illness.
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"lag" in British English

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lagverb

uk   /læɡ/  us   /læɡ/ (-gg-)

lagnoun [C]

uk   /læɡ/  us   /læɡ/
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lagverb

uk   us   /læɡ/ (-gg-)
[I or T] to not make as much ​progress as other ​people or things: lag behind sb/sth Business ​leaders in the UK still lag behind their ​Europeancounterparts in ​foreignlanguageskills.lag well/far behind As usual we lag far behind the rest of the ​world in this matter. They continue to lag their ​competitors in most ​areas of the ​business.
[I] to ​move or make ​progress more slowly than usual, or to ​change later than something else ​changes: Business had ​improved considerably after lagging last ​year. There has been an ​upturn in ​businesstravel, but ​hotelprices are still lagging.

lagnoun [C]

uk   us   /læɡ/
a delay between two things ​happening: This can ​mean a lag during ​constructionprojects. Sometimes there would be ​long lag ​times between ​responses.
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