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Delay : noun : time when someone or something is later than planned

• There was a delay of thirty minutes before the AGM started.

• The AGM started after a thirty minute delay.

• We are sorry for the delay in supplying your order.

• We are sorry for the delay in replying to your letter.

Delay : verb : to be late

• To make someone late…

• He was delayed because his taxi had an accident.

• The company has delayed payment of all invoices.

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