♦ delay

♦ delay
♦ delay /dɪˈleɪ/
n.
1 [uc] ritardo; indugio: DIALOGO-On the Tube- There are delays on the Circle and District lines, ci sono ritardi sulla Circle line e sulla District line; DIALOGO-Checking in- There's a twenty minute delay, c'è un ritardo di venti minuti; We apologize for the delay to your flight, ci scusiamo per il ritardo del Suo volo; a delay of three hours, un ritardo di tre ore; The delay in calling the ambulance probably cost her her life, l'indugio nel chiamare l'ambulanza le è probabilmente costato la vita; without delay, senza indugio; Any further delay would be unforgiveable, ulteriori ritardi sarebbero imperdonabili
2 (comm.) dilazione; proroga: a delay in payment, una dilazione di pagamento
3 (comput.) ritardo
4 (elettron., mus.) delay; riverbero
5 [u] (leg.) mora.
♦ (to) delay /dɪˈleɪ/
A v. t.
1 ritardare; rimandare: We had to delay our departure, abbiamo dovuto ritardare la partenza; to delay a payment, rinviare un pagamento; They decided to delay the opening until next year, hanno deciso di rimandare l'apertura all'anno prossimo; Many women are delaying having children until their thirties, molte donne rimandano il momento di avere figli a dopo i trent'anni
2 ritardare; causare un ritardo a: The train was delayed by the snow, il treno è stato ritardato dalla neve; The flight was delayed for half an hour, il volo aveva un ritardo di mezzora; I was delayed at the office, sono stato trattenuto in ufficio
B v. i.
1 indugiare; tardare: Don't delay, the offer closes soon, non tardate: l'offerta finirà presto
2 temporeggiare: You can't delay any longer, non puoi temporeggiare ancora.
NOTA D'USO: -to delay to do o to delay doing?-

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