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Verb: lag (lagged,lagging)  lag
  1. Hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
    - dawdle, fall back, fall behind
     
  2. (law) lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
    "The suspects were lagged without trial";
    - imprison, incarcerate, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug [N. Amer], gaol [Brit], put away, remand, prison [archaic]
     
  3. Throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins
     
  4. Cover with lagging to prevent heat loss
    "lag pipes"
Noun: lag  lag
  1. The act of slowing down or falling behind
    - slowdown, retardation
     
  2. The time between one event, process, or period and another
    - interim, meantime, meanwhile
     
  3. One of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
    - stave

Derived forms: lagged, lagging, lags

See also: fall

Type of: confine, cover, delay, detain, flip, follow, holdup, interval, pitch, sky, slat, spline, time interval, toss

Part of: barrel, cask

Encyclopedia: Lag