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v. de·layed, de·lay·ing, de·lays
1. To postpone until a later time; defer.
2. To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired: Heavy traffic delayed us.
To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
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.]
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (tr) to prune the administrative structure of (a large organization) by reducing the number of tiers in its hierarchy
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|Noun||1.||delayer - a person who delays; to put off until later or cause to be late|
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
filibuster, filibusterer - a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes
cunctator, postponer, procrastinator - someone who postpones work (especially out of laziness or habitual carelessness)
(= person) jd, der Zeit zu gewinnen sucht
(= reason for delay) → Verzögerungsgrund m