verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of delay
Examples from the Web for delaying
We need to a better job of explaining that women use birth control for much more than delaying or avoiding motherhood.
He protests his innocence but is delaying the case as long as possible.A Woman Blogger’s Scoop Helped Save Tunisia From Islamists|Thomas A. Bass|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A House Republican proposal to extend the shutdown while delaying the debt-ceiling default is therefore DOA.
Boehner and senior aides repeatedly tweeted that the House vote was really about “fairness” in delaying the individual mandate.The Suicidal Shutdown: Hyper-Partisan Fever Rules the Government|John Avlon|September 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yet delaying reform through endless negotiation was only one of the games Wall Street lobbyists have played.The Roots of the Next Financial Crisis: How Wall Street Undermines Reform|Lawrence Lessig|June 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In tents and in houses there was the same longing and the same distress; all were asking one another what was delaying Hamilcar.Salammbo|Gustave Flaubert
How far, then, can he safely go in delaying the cause for the benefit of, and in pursuance of the instructions of his client?An Essay on Professional Ethics|George Sharswood
More and more numerous grew the buffaloes, delaying the boats with their countless herds stampeding across the Yellowstone.The Conquest|Eva Emery Dye
How bitterly I blamed myself for delaying to report the matter to the consul!In Strange Company|Guy Boothby
It is likely that Columbus kept up his applications to the Court, and received polite and delaying replies.Christopher Columbus, Complete|Filson Young
British Dictionary definitions for delaying
Word Origin for delay
Word Origin and History for delaying (1 of 2)
mid-13c., from Old French delaie, from delaiier (see delay (v.)).