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delay

US [dɪˈleɪ]
UK [dɪ'leɪ]
  • v.延迟;推迟;延期;使迟到
  • n.延误;延期;耽搁;延迟(或耽搁、拖延)的时间
  • Web延时;耽误
Simple Present:delays  Present Participle:delaying  Past Tense:delayed  
Delay
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n.
1.
[c]
延迟(或耽搁、拖延)的时间a period of time when sb/sth has to wait because of a problem that makes sth slow or late
Commuters will face long delays on the roads today.
路远乘车上下班的人今天要在路上耽误很多时间了。
We apologize for the delay in answering your letter.
来信收悉,迟复为歉。
a delay of two hours/a two-hour delay
两小时的延误
2.
[c][u]
延期;耽搁;延误a situation in which sth does not happen when it should; the act of delaying
There's no time for delay.
没有时间了,不能拖延了。
Report it to the police without delay(= immediately) .
赶快将此事报告警方。
v.
1.
[i][t]
延迟;延期;推迟to not do sth until a later time or to make sth happen at a later time
Don't delay─call us today!
别拖延 — 今天就给我们打电话!
The judge will delay his verdict until he receives medical reports on the offender.
法官将推迟判决,直到收到有关违法者的医疗报告。
She's suffering a delayed reaction(= a reaction that did not happen immediately) to the shock.
她正在承受着冲击所带来的滞后反应。
He delayed telling her the news, waiting for the right moment.
他没有马上把消息告诉她,等有了适当的时机再说。
2.
[t]
~ sb
使迟到;使耽搁;使拖延to make sb late or force them to do sth more slowly
Thousands of commuters were delayed for over an hour.
数千名乘车上下班的人被耽搁了一个多小时。
The government is accused of using delaying tactics(= deliberately doing sth to delay a process, decision, etc.) .
政府被指责故意采取拖延战术。

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