Synonym of lag

Alternative for lag

lags, lagged, lagging

Synonym: dawdle, delay, dillydally, linger, loiter, poke, tarry,

Verb

Fail to keep up with another or others in movement or development
delay linger dawdle loiter dally trail idle saunter straggle tarry hang back shilly-shally crawl creep decrease diddle dillydally dilly-dally diminish dither drag drop fail fall back fall behind flag lallygag lollygag mope poke drag behind ebb slacken trail behind wane falter hobble inch jelly limp lounge move slowly plod procrastinate retard shuffle slouch slow stagger stay tail tool trudge bring up the rear not keep pace be behind drop back drop behind fall off inch along put off slow up drag one's feet lose strength get no place fast drag your feet pause lag behind hang about stall amble wait hesitate hang around take your time drift hang fire vacillate mark time take one's time wander meander nose snail waste time ramble ooze temporize kill time putter temporise hover halt fritter away fool around creak along hang out stay put hold back play for time hold off remain loll lose ground loaf bide stray mosey roam toddle rove traik while away time trifle traipse go slowly waver filibuster rest defer postpone stop walk slowly lodge be slow potter around potter about hang round not keep up adjourn potter round horse around warm a chair sit around drag your heels be dilatory wait around goof off put off doing something use delaying tactics hang on play a waiting game be indecisive hum and haw stroll slack be left behind shirk follow schlepp along be long be tardy stonewall mooch skulk drag oneself shamble slough dabble lurk totter potter tag along drag yourself drag along tag along behind diddle-daddle buy time pass time let the grass grow under one's feet demur teeter wabble fritter time away poke along draggle boondoggle scruple wobble shlep along scrounge around bum around prolong protract haver sit on one's butt fool with while away trifle with swither goldbrick cool limp along creep along stay back shy away shrink back stay in the background be reluctant to come forward hang heavy wear on advance slowly play games with fool about appear to pass slowly slow down go on too long go on and on kick the can down the road postpone action defer action take a raincheck be undecided suspend action let slide drag one's heels go at a snail's pace become tedious remit shelve range goof around stop over lose time dangle droop sag hold up put over lay over hold over hold the phone straddle hang down err scramble spread maunder put on hold put back hold off on put on ice leave to another time suspend prorogue reschedule put on the back burner stand abide be late be strung out poke around stick dwell settle hang reside await string out keep on perch endure remain behind nest sweat it out put down roots continue outstay squat sit tight bunk hold the fort establish yourself be left stick around stay out stay behind roost establish oneself hold on fluctuate think twice equivocate oscillate hedge gain time pussyfoot around prevaricate blow hot and cold tergiversate obstruct deliberate beat about the bush cease sit on the fence discontinue yo-yo be irresolute be uncertain balk shillyshally get cold feet baulk desist balance be unsure pass the time take a breather let up take a break stop briefly hem and haw take ten call time have a breather take five hold your horses hold your fire bide one's time see-saw refuse avoid rebuff evade resist be evasive be ambivalent palter fiddle about fritter away time take one's own sweet time while away the time burn daylight piddle adopt Fabian tactics be in two minds faff about prevent block avoid committing oneself use dilatory tactics kick around kick about hinder distract divert stall for time use Fabian tactics avoid making a decision put something on the back burner employ delaying tactics tumble tremble surcease refrain take too long be leisurely proceed in a leisurely fashion not hurry refrain from lurch roll quaver sway bobble reel avoid the issue beat around the bush put something off take no action avoid doing something sojourn change one's mind break keep from doing something hold one's horses bivouac live inhabit cling interrupt break off stay over make camp stay on pull up sideline shake take a breath reflect look forward lie in wait be patient lie low keep shirt on hold one's breath save it sweat it hang onto your hat cool it hold everything wait in the wings sit up for twiddle one's thumbs stand by wait on kick your heels cool your heels stay up for bide your time alternate come to standstill catch one's breath break it up seesaw pussyfoot stumble stop what you're doing doubt boggle flounder ponder mammer debate weigh be doubtful be hesitant be reluctant be unwilling pull back think about sit on fence

Verb

To deplete, or be depleted, in physical strength or energy
fade flag wilt fail weaken wither languish decay droop sink sag emaciate go waste away decline dwindle wane diminish ebb deteriorate lessen faint shrivel waste tire melt away go downhill slump fall abate degenerate decrease perish rot drop collapse disintegrate crumble peter out die slip falter disappear sicken regress retrograde atrophy subside disimprove depreciate spoil vitiate debase pine recede evaporate worsen devolve taper off melt die away succumb depress wizen fizzle out grow weak grow dim grow faint grow less fold trail off dry up become limp die out tail off fade away break down go to pieces fag out die on vine fall off break up erode weary pall die down die off mummify descend lose courage dim vanish dissolve be on one's deathbed be giving up the ghost be slipping away be about to die be in extremis become moribund have one foot in the grave be at death's door be on one's last legs be breathing one's last be approaching death give out cave in dry dangle bend shrink evanesce hang flop bow disperse desiccate stoop hang down dematerialize fly flee constrict deflate blast blight shrivel up age contract drape etiolate become marcescent hush moderate quiet deliquesce grow feeble trail evanish thin attenuate rarefy taper clear sling slouch fall down settle lop lean suspend become stale become unimportant become flaccid pass off fade out poop out vanish into thin air tucker out slack off become less loud lower tire out let down wear out let up ease up relapse minimize give way totter halt relax lose minimise impoverish tremble limp cripple retrogress stagnate slide degrade wear off lose spirit grow weaker thin out slow down debilitate lapse dilapidate impair putrefy moulder become debilitated go backwards fall apart become worse tucker long hunger hanker yearn teeter ail brood despond get worse wear away molder grow worse go bad lose quality fall to pieces go to pot go into decline go down the toilet hit the skids be on your last legs fall apart at the seams be in decline wither away knock out go into a decline conk out go soft drain go to the dogs fall away go to rack and ruin drop off slacken go down the tubes ease reduce backslide break wear down dissipate lighten de-escalate exhaust go to the pack go down drain away come to an end enervate deplete overtire prostrate remit relent plummet poop bush shatter jade wear bust curb ratchet down ease off phase down take a turn for the worse revert quell retreat soften burn out restrain devaluate run low corrode pass withdraw fatigue tax crumple frazzle whack overtax go to seed tumble close check knacker outwear slash blur wash out kill grow smaller go away wind down curtail minify do in roll back become smaller take it out of wear to a frazzle cut down calm down lose edge narrow down return decompose sap deprave end retrocede nosedive cut skid plunge become dilapidated buckle founder enfeeble devitalize temper come apart incapacitate disable go out yield give dispel become less decrement harass implode overwork strain bedraggle fizzle cut back turn pass away be the worse for wear fall back clip cease to exist pain extenuate have a relapse suffer a relapse make smaller do up rebate modify tail away peter peak damage retire become emaciated run to seed pejorate take a nosedive corrupt diffuse scatter disassemble capitulate become shrunken fall into disrepair flow away make something worse lose strength pine away become enfeebled go from bad to worse reach depths make weary make sleepy be destroyed unmake abbreviate retrench get less suffer draw back flow back shag out take wear on drain of energy hit rock bottom come apart at the seams vaporize topple drop away quieten desist gutter overburden grow weary put to sleep go stale overstrain ennui be handicapped appear in a poor light be impaired be at disadvantage be damaged be shown to disadvantage break into pieces pervert demoralise debauch demoralize stain warp come apart at seams come down go through the floor hit the floor settle down cool off slacken off amputate crop abridge soft-pedal adulterate mar undermine injure alloy fall into decay fall in give in tumble down limit cease to be concentrate vaporise parch drift back recidivate slip back sink back lose it take the bite out take the sting out slack up mitigate be no more become weak scale down get ill again get worse again be worse for wear go back be overcome fall ill catch something become ill lose ground throw back lose headway turn the clock back turn back move back be invisible leave exit become invisible depart dial down downscale alleviate tone down axe pare bring down couch dent be lost to view recede from view trim run down ax make cutbacks in take the edge off amortise take down trim back downgrade qualify amortize step down trim down mark down cast down tighten dilute make less be taken ill be taken sick go missing be wiped out disappear from sight be lost to sight be lost be exterminated fragment burden fracture split plague splinter rive drift drowse sever shiver rupture separate oppress glut weigh dismember divide explode bore disrupt lose interest make tired grow tired cause ennui elapse discontinue disunite stop finish determine expire quit conclude terminate cease disband dismantle bate disorganize taint disconnect detach fall to bits go belly-up turn to dust break apart fly apart be smashed to smithereens blow up blow apart take apart break off run out wind up dead-end leave off wink out go dead pack in

Verb

To cause to proceed or move at a slower pace
slow retard delay restrict check detain hinder curb handicap decelerate impede restrain stunt temper curtail hold back hold up inhibit limit obstruct reduce set back slacken stall abate decrease diminish hamper keep back lessen mire moderate regulate retardate stay choke embog loiter postpone procrastinate qualify quiet reef interfere with rein in anchor it back-water bog down cut back cut down keep waiting lose speed lose steam put the brakes on slow down wind down hit the brakes let down flaps get in the way of block encumber stop trammel cramp hamstring arrest stymie halt thwart shackle fetter clog hobble bar slow up cumber brake handcuff prevent frustrate dam interrupt bridle put a brake on baulk constrain tie stem balk hog-tie confine control manacle hang up embarrass derail stonewall short-circuit cut off tie up shut down stand in the way of suppress foil deter shelve repress suspend defer cripple contain close off shut off staunch put back put off throw a spanner in the works of stanch prohibit bork freeze disrupt hold off remit prorogue choke off protract crimp hold over prolong get in the way hold off on throw a monkey wrench in the works of forestall still stifle catch circumscribe barricade jam constrict close stuff hold occlude adjourn scupper clog up blockade block up sabotage oppose interfere forbid pause sandbag stop up bung up faze congest draw up withhold bring up pull up interdict fetch up baffle bring to a standstill table plug up put an end to mothball nip in the bud let up pigeonhole reschedule hold in hold down put over respite weigh down intermit carry over put on hold extend bring to screeching halt lay on the table put on back burner put in cold storage take a rain check on back off set aside put on ice take down saddle with lay over give rain check put on the back burner hang fire hold in abeyance tie someone down straitjacket straiten end withstand resist cap clot delimit inconvenience preclude discontinue dissuade from gum up overload step down tie down discomfit rattle fix scrub sidetrack drop brace can disadvantage incommode bind entangle chain disconcert contravene counteract stave off make late cramp someone's style oppress bother charge discommode ease up discourage not allow to go beyond keep within the limits of down hesitate loaf falter dawdle flag poke bog knock off foul up screw up set limits on impose limits on cramp one's style give a hard time make difficult slam on the brakes bring to an end dissuade smother quash debar ward avert taboo bit outlaw enjoin slack stand fence keep in put on brakes put an stop to stem the flow of plug caulk seal not move stand still come to a standstill stand off peter out become slower close out block out close up fill up fill pack jam up intercept choke up get slower continue block off shut out bung lengthen waive make slower reduce in speed bottle stopper muzzle gag crab throttle obscure screen complicate monkey with keep subdue bottle up silence put a stop to keep in check muffle ban choke back disallow proscribe squash swallow kill strangle circumvent govern squelch keep under control exclude ward off rule out defeat fight back cork tame ruin dampen spoil nullify keep the lid on avoid obviate overcome stamp out crush extinguish veto bite back head off forfend counter conceal throw cold water on hem in pour cold water on deny scotch measure rule embargo pull in quell cool criminalize sink deaden submerge put the kibosh on make illegal damp down pocket overpower criminalise keep within bounds crack down on cork up clamp down on impair button up keep lid on dull hide neutralize rein shush abstain cease conquer fend off neutralise refrain stump forbear defend against talk out of spike put down put a damper on lock up keep a lid on shut in steer clear of stop oneself keep a tight rein on quench damp warn peg snooker dash censor desist destroy divert terminate forgo disadvise burden beat eschew put paid to cut short leash refuse overturn evade be a hindrance to chill abjure estop cancel turn aside quit turn off box in put the lid on rein back hold in check do for snuff out slap down break off give up keep down sit on deflate place an embargo on mute depress frighten retain quelch stultify bottleneck wreck master deprecate shorten checkmate entrammel scare scare off demarcate circumnavigate bound deprive forswear escape upset quieten set reject sidestep skirt blackball imprison disqualify deflect nix shrink negate lay off keep hold of put the stopper on banish boycott shun put a lid on jail gaol put a limit on specify forsake outwit declare illegal annul demark contract cool down cool off define delimitate keep secret drag one's feet clip someone's wings put out tether put at a disadvantage pin down put away give the run around keep under wraps fight shy of resist the temptation to dummy up keep inside give a wide berth to swear off put half nelson on place at a disadvantage keep within limits throw a spanner in the works pass up leave off jack in tie-up get out of inc mar bypass cause to wait cause to stay fight debilitate disappoint blunt bilk offset buck bottle something up net enmesh ensnare capture cover up prevent from making progress constipate save let pre-empt help sideline calm lower harsh incarcerate intern juke ditch take wind out of crash unsettle puzzle snag garrote garrotte put a crimp in tie one's hands forefend condemn discipline get bogged down gain control over gain mastery over entrap confound mystify repulse rebuff keep control of keep at bay stave keep off anticipate pick off affect disturb bite one's lip confront keep a rein on keep on a string nonplus put out of commission give disadvantage take out influence tamper black forbid to lock in coop up fence in necessitate close in immure concuss shotgun louse up benumb blanket numb cauterize confuse mess up put the brakes on take out of play trouble conflict slacken pace flummox hush act like a wet blanket tongue-tie ice drag feet hold captive crool banjax place injunction on place an injunction on put a stopper in put chill on pass on put a lock on zing gridlock renounce tone down throw a spoke in the wheel of immobilize immobilise dead-end corner refuse to pay put on the shelf lick ration harness put straitjacket on censure dry up shut up vanquish overthrow prescribe reserve throw monkey wrench in cauterise cloud allay come down on close down declare ineligible modify narrow cut down on pass by enclose encircle illegalize send up inclose put a ceiling on ice out curse surround prelimit officially forbid make it impossible for make impossible make it impracticable for render null and void dash one's hope upset the applecart keep tight rein on cow girdle impound direct hogtie guide play for time put a spoke in someone's wheel except eliminate devitalize sap weaken make impracticable triumph over ostracize pull back box up crack down overwhelm dominate bury annihilate abolish clamp trample place a limit on finish dispense with kick do without override ostracise exile keep in line bring under control have on a tight leash draw the line on mark off throw a monkey wrench into drive underground trample on leave alone wrong dumb settle put lid on put kibosh on beat down bring to naught discountenance keep yourself hold out on keep under one's hat stop yourself hold out refuse to give clam up deduct hold on to keep to oneself fail to disclose clam take the pledge go on the wagon avoid doing sit out pass be temperate not touch have nothing to do with not do take the cure freeze out disfavour shake disfavor indispose treat harshly count out enfetter enchain gyve pinion declare taboo shut out of do a disservice to tell against treat unfairly give a disadvantage to be unfair to put in an unfavourable position treat unfavourably inflict a handicap on bring to a stop say no intimidate daunt chain up clap secure cuff say nothing dock bring to a halt demoralize dishearten caution disincline forego give the thumbs down to put the chill on give the red light to put in irons clap in irons cut unnerve expostulate dehort counsel exhort remonstrate prick decline put in chains tie someone's hands omit belay truncate retrench demoralise make anxious make nervous caution against advise against warn off urge against persuade against withhold from keep from sacrifice abstain from decline to restrain oneself refrain from restrain yourself go easy give over make worried throw off argue out of urge not to expostulate against advise not to chicken out persuade not to lean on pare down elide abbreviate lop trim syncopate chop abridge cry out against throw a wet blanket on minify tighten up crop clip slim down downsize slash boil down get to meat put in nutshell roll back put a restriction on steer clear internalize internalise black out

Noun

The act of retarding or delaying
delay halt intermission interval latency pause wait holdup stall interlude interruption suspension retardation retardment downtime tie-up hold-up hindrance impediment setback obstruction stoppage gap hangup detainment detention jam check holdback lull filibuster surcease bind problem obstacle stop prorogation logjam holding stay showstopper hold ado break holding pattern cooling-off period slowness curb encumbrance inhibition block blockage fetter interference retard snag trammel time wasted time lag period of waiting waiting period hiatus discontinuity interim interstice parenthesis hiccup hiccough lapse period interregnum slowdown deceleration braking downshift letup impedance cunctation demurral moratorium discontinuation loitering postponement procrastination lingering reprieve adjournment dawdling remission tarrying putting off respite recess rest breather layoff entr'acte breathing space time out cessation let-up lacuna time-out meanwhile meantime spell time cutoff break-off breathing spell coffee break intermezzo abeyance breath pausation intervening time ten discontinuance hitch breach standstill dormancy doldrums quiescence abeyancy smoko caesura comma deadlock five happy hour pause in the action intervening period episode idyll disturbance disruption season term stopping pausing holiday vacation span space stretch half-time suspense quiescency disconnection severance intrusion playtime while breaking off relief leave closure hols rupture division dissolution disuniting rift arrest blackout split separation relaxation schoolie temporary closure temporary cessation of business time off day off cessation of business repose release forgiveness exculpation immunity leisure deliverance discharge pardon breathing room ease truce acquittal protraction between-time hesitation take ten stopover beat time away freeze hush silence lapse of time stillness stand gridlock break off rest period awkward moment

Noun

A person who is dishonest or a criminal
crook criminal lawbreaker offender villain malefactor thief culprit robber swindler felon fraudster racketeer shark delinquent sinner transgressor wrongdoer burglar housebreaker gaolbird jailbird mugger outlaw shoplifter bandit black hat con gangster gunman juvenile delinquent miscreant rapist terrorist yakuza young offender armed robber baddy cheat confidence trickster conman hustler lifer rogue yardbird yegg cracksman crim infractor lighty malfeasant misfeasor tief trespasser chiseller con artist defalcator grifter knave old lag peculator skelm transport trusty convict filcher pilferer purloiner scoundrel shyster tea leaf prisoner inmate evildoer perp detainee loser captive reprobate perpetrator suspect evil-doer guilty party internee con man guilty person ex-con rogue trader killer murderer ticket-of-leave man long-termer repeater trickster wretch scammer charlatan fraud bioterrorist rascal hoaxer rorter hostage heavy thug hoodlum cyberterrorist embezzler scamster exploiter mug mobster phoney ruffian violator cheater bilker defrauder narcoterrorist ecoterrorist hooligan lout finagler vandal agroterrorist outcast quack marauder hellhound kidnap victim tough chain gang member recidivist political prisoner prisoner of conscience hoon deadbeat hood blackmailer violater derelict scofflaw drifter tearaway holdupper immoralist muscle phony desperado fugitive pretender scamp slave bad guy bad actor bad egg bondsman POW capture black marketeer fallen angel confidence man smooth operator slippery eel person responsible confidence artist flimflam man bondman bondwoman bondservant prisoner of war bunco artist wanted criminal punk plunderer rowdy pirate yob goon highwayman bully raider baddie yobbo gorilla gangbanger roughneck brute gangsta toughie monster brigand toughy pillager prowler kleptomaniac plug-ugly meanie meany devil hijacker cat burglar bruiser no-good fiend varlet rapscallion owl larcenist stealer wrong 'un mischief-maker rat lowlife looter footpad hound pickpocket larcener scrounger moonlighter sniper lifter clip blackguard caitiff scumbag scallywag savage nazi scalawag beast scapegrace heister dog troublemaker dastard ravager highway robber holdup artist stickup artist porch climber good-for-nothing black sheep rough bad character pincher ned spider boot boy swine vagabond creep louse heel cad snake hitman hoodie chav stinker scum sneak thief freebooter agent rioter tsotsi lager lout dacoit mafioso mosstrooper jerk degenerate reaver scozza bogan cougan committer tyrant rotter psychopath worm varmint bounder wise guy sociopath gang member roughie extortioner evil person nasty person bully boy unprincipled person bovver boy member of the family tough guy cut-throat renegade pariah antagonist cateran extortionist sneak Mafioso profligate antihero coercer cretin snaphance dirtbag sleazebag casual Yardie libertine liar rake slime stinkard slimeball spalpeen cur scrote intruder imp assassin blighter bad lot buzzard sleaze larrikin keelie wastrel vermin snake in the grass myrmidon sleazeball scuzzball hatchet man second-story worker second-story man low-life ne'er-do-well nasty piece of work yahoo bad news JD despicable person member of the Mafia member of a criminal gang petty thief ogre public enemy number one malevolent universal foe scally spoiler arrestee poacher exile juvie rounder loafer bootlegger fink drunkard cutthroat swashbuckler face recreant ransacker rustler cutpurse steamer devil incarnate gunslinger absconder runaway adulterer defacer booster lurcher pickpurse forager gunperson highwayperson picklock sharper picaro bravo hitwoman godfather deceiver slicker mountebank public enemy ladrone bandolero wrong number gunwoman wiseguy hired killer professional killer hired gun hard man picaroon yardie rider tobyman destroyer ruiner despoiler wrecker monstrosity problem holdup person safe-breaker safe-blower safe-cracker assailant attacker strong-arm weasel skunk pig toad turd sleeveen land pirate extorter profiteer hit woman hit man porch-climber midnighter safecracker sneakthief pusher dealer rat fink mother thief errant road agent urger bloodsucker rack-renter poltroon young criminal ronion bezonian youthful offender punk kid pauper scullion horror bum looser beggar jagoff cullion pilgarlic ingrate first offender knight of the road graffiti artist hit person supervillain mischiefmaker hellion interloper maggot incorrigible monkey nointer urchin invader nasty mischief infiltrator squatter mean person cruel person limb of Satan enfant terrible gate-crasher encroacher kibbitzer buttinski gatecrasher snooper interrupter obtruder stalker impostor nuisance

Adjective

Last in order, sequence, or time

Antonym of lag

lag Idiom, Proverb

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