lag
noun
1. (delay) 
There is a lag of two weeks once you submit your voter registration card.Hay un retraso de dos semanas una vez que haya presentado su tarjeta de inscripción de electores.
b. la demora (F) 
With checks for amounts greater than a thousand dollars, there is a two to five day lag.Con los cheques superiores a mil dólares, hay una demora de entre dos y cinco días.
c. el lag (M) (computing) 
Looks like there is a too much lag coming from the online server this morning.Parece que hay demasiado lag del servidor en línea esta mañana.
2. (period of time) 
We have a lag of almost four hours between flights.Tenemos un intervalo de cuatro horas entre vuelos.
b. el lapso (M) 
How much of a lag is there between the two performances?¿Qué lapso hay entre las dos representaciones?
3. (slang) (repeat prisoner) (United Kingdom) 
McConnell is an old lag that we know very well here at the prison.McConnell es un presidiario al que conocemos muy bien aquí en la cárcel.
The old lag was arrested once again for armed robbery.El veterano fue detenido una vez más por robo a mano armada.
intransitive verb
4. (to stay behind) 
a. quedarse 
One of the runners lagged behind to catch his breath.Uno de los corredores que se quedó atrás para recobrar el aliento.
b. rezagarse 
The leader of the group went back to check on the hikers who were lagging.El guía del grupo volvió para ver cómo estaban los excursionistas que se estaban rezagando.
Investors are concerned that the company's technological development is still lagging.Los inversionistas están preocupados porque el desarrollo tecnológico de la empresa todavía va a la zaga.
transitive verb
5. (to insulate) 
We recommend that you lag your pipes to keep them from freezing during the winter.Le recomendamos revestir las tuberías para impedir que se congelen en el invierno.
lag
Noun
1. (gap) 
a. el intervalo m, lapso (M) 
2. (colloquial) (United Kingdom) 
a. no direct translation (prisoner) 
old lagpresidiario m
transitive verb
3. (pipes, boiler) 
a. revestir con un aislante 
intransitive verb
4. (general) 
a. no direct translation 
to lag (behind)quedarse atrás
lag [læɡ]
noun
(also time lag) (delay) retraso (m); (interval) lapso (m) de tiempo; intervalo (m)
the time-lag between theoretical research and practical applications could be prodigiously shortened, if people were prepared to pay the price in men, money and logistics
intransitive verb
(also lag behind) (not progress) quedarse atrás; (in pace) rezagarse; quedarse atrás
we lag behind in space exploration nos hemos quedado atrás en la exploración del espacio; English students are lagging behind their European counterparts los alumnos ingleses se están quedando atrás con respecto a sus homólogos europeos; los alumnos ingleses van a la zaga de sus homólogos europeos
Ruritania lags behind Slobodia
lag [læɡ]
noun
especially (Britain)
old lag (old prisoner) (presoapresa (m) (f)) veteranoaveterana (m) (f);a presa a veterana (ex-prisoner) ex-presidiarioaex-presidiaria (m) (f);a ex-presidiaria
lag [læɡ]
transitive verb
[+boiler, pipes] revestir;with de;
Phrases with "lag"
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jet lag
el jet lag
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