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verb lag pronunciation in British English /læɡ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theylag
he/she/itlags
present participlelagging
past tenselagged
past participlelagged
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to not be as successful or advanced as another person, organization, or group

    Recent opinion polls showed the Conservatives to be lagging by 13%.

    lag behind:

    Their software tends to lag behind other producers.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to walk more slowly than someone who you are with
    lag behind:

    Come on, you two, stop lagging behind!

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