lag

Part of speech: verb

To move slowly; stay or fall behind; loiter.

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Usage examples "lag":

  1. But the greater the elevation of the object the wider its orbit round the Earth's centre, and the longer each degree; so that moving eastward only a thousand miles an hour, I should constantly lag behind a point on the Earth's surface, and should not reach the midnight meridian till somewhat later. - "Across the Zodiac", Percy Greg.
  2. Indeed, because of slow recovery in output of German coal, there is yet considerable lag in the supply available for European countries. - "The Economic Aspect of Geology", C. K. Leith.
  3. Occasionally a man would begin to lag, but some one always stopped to give him a hand. - "In the Heart of a Fool", William Allen White.