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delay / retraso
 
delay   [dɪˈleɪ]
A. -noun
(=hold-up)   retraso (m),   demora (f) especially Latin America
(=act of delaying)   retraso (m),   dilaciónoun (f)   (to traffic)   retenciónoun (f),   atasco (m)   (to train)   retraso (m)
·the tests have caused some delay
·las pruebas han ocasionado algúnoun retraso
·there will be delays to traffic
·habrá retenciones or atascos en las carreteras
·delays possible until Dec 2000
·posibles retenciones hasta Diciembre de 2000
·without delay
·sin demora
·these measures should be implemented without further delay
·estas medidas deben ponerse en práctica sin masculineánoun demora
B. -transitive verb
(=hold up)
[+person]   retrasar,   entretener
[+train]   retrasar
[+start, opening]   retrasar,   demorar Latin America
(=postpone)   aplazar,   demorar Latin America
(=obstruct)   impedir
·the train was delayed for two hours
·el tren se retrasó dos horas
·we decided to delay our departure
·decidimos retrasar la salida
·what delayed you?
·¿por qué has tardado tanto?
·to delay doing something: we delayed going out until Jane arrived
·retrasamos la salida hasta que llegara Jane
·the illness could have been treated if you hadn't delayed going to the doctor
·se hubiera podido tratar la enfermedad si no hubieras tardado tanto en ir al masculineédico
·delayed broadcast
(United States)   transmisiónoun (f) en diferido
·delayed effect
efecto (m) retardado
C. -intransitive verb   tardar,   demorarse Latin America
·don't delay!
(in doing something)   ¡no pierdas tiempo!   (on the way)   ¡no te entretengas!,   ¡no tardes!,   ¡no te demores! Latin America
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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