delaying tactic

noun
variants: also, chiefly US delay tactic

Definition of delaying tactic

:something that is done in order to delay a decision, an occurrence, etc.

Word by Word Definitions

delay play delaying
  1. : the act of postponing, hindering, or causing something to occur more slowly than normal : the state of being delayed

  2. : an instance of being delayed

  3. : the time during which something is delayed

  1. : put off, postpone

  2. : to stop, detain, or hinder for a time

  3. : to cause to be slower or to occur more slowly than normal

tactic play
  1. : a device for accomplishing an end

  2. : a method of employing forces in combat

  1. : of or relating to arrangement or order

  1. : of, relating to, or having (such) an arrangement or pattern

  2. : showing orientation or movement directed by a (specified) force or agent


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