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 for Delaying
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
     1. To put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong the
        time of or before.
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              My lord delayeth his coming.          --Matt. xxiv.
                                                    48.
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     2. To retard; to stop, detain, or hinder, for a time; to
        retard the motion, or time of arrival, of; as, the mail is
        delayed by a heavy fall of snow.
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              Thyrsis! whose artful strains have oft delayed
              The huddling brook to hear his madrigal. --Milton.
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     3. To allay; to temper. [Obs.]
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              The watery showers delay the raging wind. --Surrey.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  27 Moby Thesaurus words for "delaying":
     Micawberish, backward, dallying, dawdling, dilatory, dillydallying,
     dragging, easygoing, foot-dragging, lackadaisical, laggard,
     lagging, lax, lazy, lingering, loitering, lollygagging,
     procrastinating, procrastinative, procrastinatory, remiss,
     shilly-shallying, shuffling, slack, slow, sluggish, tarrying
  
  

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