lag
noun.
the act of slowing down or falling behind
noun.
the time between one event, process, or period and another
meanwhile the socialists are running the government
noun.
one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
Synonym: stave
verb.
hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
verb.
lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
The suspects were imprisoned without trial|the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life
verb.
throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins
verb.
cover with lagging to prevent heat loss
lag pipes