delaying
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  • Delaying — Delay De*lay , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Delayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Delaying}.] [OF. deleer, delaier, fr. the noun d[ e]lai, or directly fr. L. dilatare to enlarge, dilate, in LL., to put off. See {Delay}, n., and cf. {Delate}, 1st {Defer}, {Dilate}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • delaying — adj. Delaying is used with these nouns: ↑tactic …   Collocations dictionary

  • delaying — Synonyms and related words: Micawberish, backward, dallying, dawdling, dilatory, dillydallying, dragging, easygoing, foot dragging, lackadaisical, laggard, lagging, lax, lazy, lingering, loitering, lollygagging, procrastinating, procrastinative,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • delaying — de·lay·ing || dɪ leɪɪŋ adj. pertaining to a delay, postponing, procrastinating, putting off de·lay || dɪ leɪ n. postponement, hindrance, hold up; stopping, lingering v. postpone, hinder; linger, move slowly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • delaying — …   Useful english dictionary

  • delaying tactic — delaying tactics N COUNT: usu pl Delaying tactics are things that someone does in order to deliberately delay the start or progress of something. Ministers are using delaying tactics to postpone the report yet again …   English dictionary

  • delaying action — n. maneuvers to cover a retreat, gain time, etc …   English World dictionary

  • delaying tactics — UK [dɪˈleɪɪŋ ˌtæktɪks] US [dɪˌleɪɪŋ ˈtæktɪks] noun [plural] things that are deliberately said or done to make a process slower Thesaurus: tricks, pretences and dishonest planssynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • delaying action — n. to fight a delaying action * * * [dɪ leɪɪŋ ækʃən] to fight a delaying action …   Combinatory dictionary

  • delaying action — See delaying operation …   Military dictionary

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