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Dictionary definition for: Lag

1. (n) the act of slowing down or falling behind

2. (v) hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.

3. (n) the time between one event, process, or period and another

4. (v) 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"

5. (n) one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket

6. (v) throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins

7. (v) cover with lagging to prevent heat loss; "lag pipes"

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