lagging lagging  /ˈlæ ɡɪŋ/


  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
  8. (n) used to wrap around pipes or boilers or laid in attics to prevent loss of heat

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  1. For the next 15 years, she shuttled between Vichy and Switzerland returning to reopen her Paris salon in 1954 only to boost lagging perfume sales.
  2. They wore civilian clothes, their vehicles lagging behind a legitimate aid convoy.
  3. Not so for 18- to 24-year-olds, for whom social networks rank first, followed by search engines, then web-based e-mail with porn sites lagging behind in fourth.


  1. How the HTC One Stacks Up in a Crowded Smartphone Space

    Why this beautiful phone's sales are lagging.        
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  2. Capital appreciation bonds draw critics, but Dallas-area school districts say they’re necessary

    Some school districts and municipalities facing state taxing limits or lagging tax values have turned to an expensive form of borrowing that shifts the repayment burden to taxpayers years down the road.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Dallas Morning News

  3. GM offers $5,000 discount on Chevy Volt to boost sales

    General Motors is offering a $5,000 discount on its Chevy Volt electric car in an effort to jumpstart lagging sales. The Chevy Volt discount follows the strategy of the recent reduction in price of the Nissan Leaf.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor


  1. "It has only been 58 days since the last assessment of July 15, which showed the Iraqis are making some progress in many areas but that in others they are lagging," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said Thursday.
    on Sep 14, 2007 By: Dana Perino Source: TIME

  2. In a statement, Sharpton accused the Romney campaign of a "blatant effort to fabricate a controversy to help their lagging campaign" and argued that it was Hitchens who criticized Mormons.
    on May 9, 2007 By: Al Sharpton Source: FOXNews

  3. ...Executive Frank Blake, noting that last year was one of the most difficult financially for Home Depot, told analysts during a conference call that the company is "still too often perceived as lagging in customer service."
    on Feb 26, 2008 By: Frank Blake Source: International Herald Tribune

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