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holdup, delay
n. the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
time lag, wait, postponement, hold, delay
n. time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"
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hold up, detain, delay
v. cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"
delay, detain, stay
v. stop or halt; "Please stay the bloodshed!"
delay
v. act later than planned, scheduled, or required; "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"
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dissolution, adjournment
n. the termination of a meeting
sequence, succession
n. the action of following in order; "he played the trumps in sequence"
continuation, continuance
n. the act of continuing an activity without interruption
faltering, falter, waver, hesitation
n. the act of pausing uncertainly; "there was a hesitation in his speech"
time interval, interval
n. a definite length of time marked off by two instants
slow up, slow down, retard, slow, decelerate
v. lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated"
reschedule
v. assign a new time and place for an event; "We had to reschedule the doctor's appointment"
dig, poke, stab, prod, jab
v. poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
fall back
v. move back and away from; "The enemy fell back"
dawdle, linger
v. take one's time; proceed slowly
dawdle, linger
v. take one's time; proceed slowly
play, trifle, dally
v. consider not very seriously; "He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"
mill around, mill about, mess about, hang around, lallygag, footle, lurk, linger, tarry, loaf, lollygag, lounge, loiter
v. be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"
suspend
v. render temporarily ineffective; "the prison sentence was suspended"
respite, reprieve
v. postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution
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hold, maintain, keep
v. keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"
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speed up, quicken, speed, accelerate
v. move faster; "The car accelerated"
hurry, rush
v. urge to an unnatural speed; "Don't rush me, please!"
delay
Parts Of Speech
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  • Verbs
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  • Adverbs
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  • Synonyms
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