delay[ dih-ley ]SEE DEFINITION OF delay
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DELAY
Some horrible accident might happen to delay us here thirty minutes.
Wilson, chafing under the delay, was obliged to admit to himself that it was best.
In the making of fancies and jests he sees a chance of delay.
Yates did not like to ask the cause of the delay; so the three sat there silently.
The idea never occurred to her that there should be the slightest hindrance or the least delay.
"I shall not delay you many minutes, Mr. Vivian," said her ladyship.
The schooner down boat, and took us on board without any delay.
Could she ever pardon herself for this delay, when Mordecai is suspended?
I have demanded a year's delay, to allow mutual trial and reflection.
Let us not delay a moment, without some good and obvious cause.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DELAY
- breathing space
- coffee break
- time out
- back off
- bog down
- bring to screeching halt
- choke off
- close off
- hang up
- hold back
- hold up
- let up
- set back
- shut down
- shut off
- slow down
- slow up
- take down