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delays

noun
plural of delay

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(Entry 1 of 2)

an instance or period of being prevented from going about one's business
  • there was a delay for our boarding while the airplane unloaded incoming passengers

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delays

verb
present tense third-person singular of delay

Synonyms & Antonyms of delays (Entry 2 of 2)

2 to assign to a later time
  • our guests delayed their departure until after dinner

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“Delays.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/delays. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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