delaying

  • 1 delaying — index dilatory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Delaying — Delay De*lay , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Delayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Delaying}.] [OF. deleer, delaier, fr. the noun d[ e]lai, or directly fr. L. dilatare to enlarge, dilate, in LL., to put off. See {Delay}, n., and cf. {Delate}, 1st {Defer}, {Dilate}.] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 delaying — adj. Delaying is used with these nouns: ↑tactic …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 4 delaying — Synonyms and related words: Micawberish, backward, dallying, dawdling, dilatory, dillydallying, dragging, easygoing, foot dragging, lackadaisical, laggard, lagging, lax, lazy, lingering, loitering, lollygagging, procrastinating, procrastinative,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 5 delaying — de·lay·ing || dɪ leɪɪŋ adj. pertaining to a delay, postponing, procrastinating, putting off de·lay || dɪ leɪ n. postponement, hindrance, hold up; stopping, lingering v. postpone, hinder; linger, move slowly …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 6 delaying — …

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  • 7 delaying tactic — delaying tactics N COUNT: usu pl Delaying tactics are things that someone does in order to deliberately delay the start or progress of something. Ministers are using delaying tactics to postpone the report yet again …

    English dictionary

  • 8 delaying action — n. maneuvers to cover a retreat, gain time, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 delaying tactics — UK [dɪˈleɪɪŋ ˌtæktɪks] US [dɪˌleɪɪŋ ˈtæktɪks] noun [plural] things that are deliberately said or done to make a process slower Thesaurus: tricks, pretences and dishonest planssynonym …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 delaying action — n. to fight a delaying action * * * [dɪ leɪɪŋ ækʃən] to fight a delaying action …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 delaying action — See delaying operation …

    Military dictionary

  • 12 delaying action — /dəˈleɪɪŋ ækʃən/ (say duh laying akshuhn) noun any action taken whose purpose is to gain time, especially a military action delaying the advance of a superior enemy force by withdrawing while inflicting the maximum damage possible without… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 delaying operation — sulaikymo operacija statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Operacija, kurioje besiginančios pajėgos atiduoda teritoriją, kad sulėtintų priešo puolimą ir padarytų priešui daug nuostolių neįsitraukdamos į kautynes. atitikmenys: angl. delaying… …

    NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 14 delaying operation — An operation in which a force under pressure trades space for time by slowing down the enemy …

    Military dictionary

  • 15 delaying action — Mil. 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. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 16 delaying tactic — de laying .tactic n [C usually plural] something you do deliberately in order to delay something so that you gain an advantage for yourself …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 delaying tactics — de|lay|ing tac|tics [ dı,leııŋ tæktıks ] noun plural things that are deliberately said or done to make a process slower …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 delaying action — postponing operation or performance; combat strategy aiming to slow the advance of enemy forces …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 delaying-action line — line of defense, system of fortifications and obstacles designed to delay the advancement of enemy forces …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 delaying tactic — noun (countable usually plural) something you do deliberately in order to delay something so that you gain an advantage for yourself …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English