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Pronunciación: /dɪˈleɪ/

Traducción de delay en español:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (make late, hold up) retrasar, demorar (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) this delayed the start of the talks esto retrasó or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) demoró el comienzo de las conversaciones the train was delayed at the station el tren se retrasó or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) se demoró en la estación his arrival was delayed by 24 hours su llegada se retrasó 24 horas I was delayed by the traffic me retrasé or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) me demoré por el tráfico I don't want to delay you no quiero entretenerte
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • I wonder if there's another clause fining you if your train delays other people's trains.
    • First, relevant personnel were delayed by the train chaos and then I understand the equipment broke down.
    • This delays plan development, slows the response to changing plans, and increases vulnerability to failure for want of adequate support.
    (delaying present participle/participio presente)
    [action/tactics] dilatorio
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Most governors and legislatures would rather make budget cuts or delay some of their tax cuts for now.
    • Her ankle would take a while to heal so we decided to press, there was no point in delaying any longer than we had to.
    • The Faculty of the University recommended him for a chair of theoretical physics but the Department of Educational Affairs decided to delay confirming the post.
  • 2 2.1 (defer) [departure/decision/payment] retrasar, demorar (Latin America/América Latina) to delay -ing we delayed signing the contract retrasamos or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) demoramos la firma del contrato I delayed telling her the bad news pospuse el momento de darle la mala noticia 2.2
    (delayed past participle of/participio pasado de)
    [effect/reaction] retardado

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo


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