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lag 1

v. lagged, lag·ging, lags
1. To fail to keep up a pace; straggle: a hiker who lagged behind his companions on the trail.
2. To proceed or develop with comparative slowness: a nation that lags behind its neighbors in economic development.
3. To weaken or slacken; flag: My attention lagged when the lecturer changed subjects.
4. Games To determine the order of play by hitting or shooting a ball toward a mark, as in marbles or billiards, with the player whose ball stops closest to the mark going first.
1. To fail to keep up with (another): One horse lagged the others throughout the race.
2. To proceed or develop at a slower pace than (another): "putting new money into sectors that have lagged the market" (Peter Lynch).
3. Sports In golf, to hit (a putt) so that it stops a short way from the hole and can then be tapped in.
1. An interval between one event or phenomenon and another: "He wondered darkly at how great a lag there was between his thinking and his actions" (Thomas Wolfe).
2. A condition of weakness or slackening: a lag in interest.

[From earlier lag, last person, from Middle English lag-, last (in lagmon, last man), perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

lag′ger n.

lag 2

1. A barrel stave.
2. A strip, as of wood, that forms a part of the covering for a cylindrical object.
tr.v. lagged, lag·ging, lags
To furnish or cover with lags.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish lagg; see leu- in Indo-European roots.]

lag 3

 (lăg) Chiefly British Slang
tr.v. lagged, lag·ging, lags
1. To arrest.
2. To send to prison.
1. A convict.
2. An ex-convict.

[Origin unknown.]


(Building) a person who lags pipes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lagger - someone who takes more time than necessarylagger - someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer, bum - person who does no work; "a lazy bum"
lingerer, loiterer - someone who lingers aimlessly in or about a place
slowcoach, slowpoke, stick-in-the-mud, plodder - someone who moves slowly; "in England they call a slowpoke a slowcoach"
potterer, putterer - a person who putters about
straggler, strayer - someone who strays or falls behind


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Over the last decade, our knowledge about this taxon and its distribution in the Chilean coast has improved (Clarke & Castilla, 2000; Sanamyan & Schories, 2003; Lagger et al., 2009; Sanamyan et al., 2010; Tatian & Lagger, 2010; Madariaga et al., 2014; Schories et al., 2015; Turon et al., 2016a,b); however, in order to accurately assess ascidians biodiversity, including the presence and distribution of nonindigenous species, new areas along the Chilean coast need to be studied (Turon et al., 2016a,b).
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