lagged lagged  /ˈlæɡd/


  1. (n) the act of slowing down or falling behind
  2. (n) the time between one event, process, or period and another
  3. (n) one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
  4. (v) hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
  5. (v) lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
  6. (v) throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins
  7. (v) cover with lagging to prevent heat loss

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  1. In the past, Asia had lagged behind the West in catching the plastic surgery wave, held back by cultural hang-ups, arrested medical skills and a poorer consumer base.
  2. Although seemingly bright, she lagged far behind her peers in speaking and reading and had a hard time making friends.
  3. It's a question that remains surprisingly difficult to answer research into climate change's impacts on human health have lagged behind other areas of climate science.


  1. Profit From Rising Interest Rates With These ETFs

    Regional bank exchange traded funds severely lagged the market the past five years but it appears they've overtaken the market this year thanks to rising interest rates. They stand to
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Juggling family and golf, Phil Mickelson leads U.S. Open

    Phil Mickelson arrived at Merion Golf Club just hours before his 7:11 a.m. tee time. If he was jet-lagged Thursday, it was hard to tell by the time he finished -- he had the first-round lead to himself at the U.S. Open
    on June 14, 2013     Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. Hillary Clinton Says Women in Politics Have Ripple Effect

    A "still jet-lagged" former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today turned her focus to domestic policies, including her goal of creating more opportunities for women in the workplace. "When women participate in the economy everybody benefits. This should be a no-brainer," Clinton said in remarks at the Clinton Global Initiative America event in downtown Chicago. "And when women participate in ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ABC News


  1. "The point is that you've got to control taxes. I did it, he didn't," said Mr Giuliani, "I led, he lagged."
    on Oct 9, 2007 By: Rudy Giuliani Source: Times Online

  2. "This financial crisis was not inevitable," Mr Obama said. "It happened when Wall Street wrongly presumed markets would continuously rise and traded in complex financial products without fully evaluating their risks : Our regulations lagged...
    on Feb 26, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Clare Northern Argus

  3. "My mujahedeen brothers in Iraq, you are a people worthy of praise and flattery. You've done well to carry out a glorious duty by fighting the enemy. But some of you have lagged behind in carrying out another glorious duty, which is to unite as one...
    on Oct 22, 2007 By: Osama bin Laden Source: Washington Post

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