|1.||[ verb ] deprive of freedom; take into confinement|
|Related terms:||free imprison trap keep_in imprison bind_over keep intern straiten cage detention detention|
|2.||[ verb ] stop or halt|
"Please stay the bloodshed!"
|Related terms:||check delay|
|3.||[ verb ] cause to be slowed down or delayed|
"Traffic was delayed by the bad weather" "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"
|Related terms:||rush decelerate buy_time stall stonewall catch delay|