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de·lay

 (dĭ-lā′)
v. de·layed, de·lay·ing, de·lays
v.tr.
1. To postpone until a later time; defer.
2. To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired: Heavy traffic delayed us.
v.intr.
To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
n.
1. The act of delaying; postponement: responded without delay.
2. The condition of being delayed; detainment.
3. The period of time during which one is delayed.
4. The interval of time between two events.

[Middle English delaien, from Anglo-Norman delaier, from Old French deslaier : des-, de- + laier, to leave, of Germanic origin; see leip- in Indo-European roots.]

de·lay′er n.
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delaying

adjective hindering, obstructive, halting, procrastinating, retardant, temporizing, cunctative (rare), moratory Delaying tactics were used to postpone the report.
Translations

delaying

[dɪˈleɪɪŋ]
A. ADJ [action] → dilatorio
B. CPD delaying tactics NPLtácticas fpl dilatorias

delaying

adj actionverzögernd, hinhaltend, Verzögerungs-; delaying tacticsVerzögerungs- or Hinhaltetaktik f

delaying

[dɪˈleɪɪŋ] adj delaying tacticstattiche fpl per prendere tempo
References in classic literature ?
I have received your letter, and though I do not attempt to conceal that I am gratified by your impatience for the hour of meeting, I yet feel myself under the necessity of delaying that hour beyond the time originally fixed.
The ebb-tide, which had so cruelly delayed us, was now making reparation and delaying our assailants.
But our horses are ready, I see; and, instead of delaying our departure for a couple of hours, we will set off at once.
why do you thus so cruelly connive at the projected Misery of her and of yourself by delaying to communicate that scheme which had doubtless long possessed your imagination?