a maneuver in which a defensive force delays the advance of a superior enemy force by withdrawing while inflicting the maximum destruction possible without engaging in decisive combat.
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British Dictionary definitions for delaying action
a measure or measures taken to gain time, as when weaker military forces harass the advance of a superior enemy without coming to a pitched battle
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