Textual thesaurus for "delay"

(noun) holdup

the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time

(noun) postponement, time lag, hold, wait

time during which some action is awaited

instant replay caused too long a delay; he ordered a hold in the action

(verb) retard, check

slow the growth or development of

The brain damage will retard the child's language development

(verb) detain, hold up

cause to be slowed down or delayed

Traffic was delayed by the bad weather; she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform

(verb) stay, detain

stop or halt

Please stay the bloodshed!