delaying tactic

noun
variants: also, chiefly US

delay tactic

Definition of delaying tactic

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  an instance of being delayed

    :  the time during which something is delayed

  1. :  put off, postpone

    :  to stop, detain, or hinder for a time

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

tacticplay
  1. :  a device for accomplishing an end

    :  a method of employing forces in combat

  1. :  of or relating to arrangement or order


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