Synonyms of lag


1. slowdown, lag, retardation, delay, holdup

usage: the act of slowing down or falling behind

2. interim, meantime, meanwhile, lag, time interval, interval

usage: the time between one event, process, or period and another; "meanwhile the socialists are running the government"

3. stave, lag, slat, spline

usage: one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket


1. lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind, follow

usage: hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.

2. imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand, confine, detain

usage: lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"

3. lag, flip, toss, sky, pitch

usage: throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins

4. lag, cover

usage: cover with lagging to prevent heat loss; "lag pipes"

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