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delayed action
Pronunciation: / dɪleɪd /

Translation of delayed action in Spanish:


  • acción (feminine) retardada
    (before noun) delayed-action bomb/mechanism
    bomba (feminine) /mecanismo (masculine) de acción retardada
    Example sentences
    • Last week's flooding was the worst in 30 years according to members of the business community who have been left to count the cost of delayed action by the City Council.
    • Their capital erosion - in some cases, total - means protracted and delayed action directly affects their ability to generate the income they need.
    • Most guardsmen blamed the failure of the operation on changes in planning, restrictions, lack of action or delayed action, and the President himself.

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