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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlaglag1 /læɡ/ ●○○ verb (lagged, lagging)  1 [intransitive, transitive]SLOW to move or develop more slowly than otherslag behind She stopped to wait for Ian who was lagging behind. Britain is lagging behind the rest of Europe.2 [transitive] British EnglishDH to cover water pipes etc with a special material to prevent the water inside them from freezing or the heat from being lost We’ve had the hot-water tank lagged.→ See Verb table
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lagThis year, private fund-raising for the museum has lagged.At the same time in October, 56. 4 percent of companies beat estimates while just 32. 2 percent lagged.Nails was ahead but Hoomey was lagging.Cyclical, industrial stocks lagged badly amid disappointing earnings and worries about flagging economic growth.Some sectors, moreover, lagged behind completely, by force of circumstances or on account of reluctance to abandon traditional ways.In the total absence of black dancers, Covent Garden lags behind other ballet companies in the West.Therapeutics may lag behind, possibly for decades, so I will abstain from discussing these aspects here.Agriculture was lagging behind the general prosperity levels.lag behindSales figures are lagging behind last year's by 40 percent.He deliberately lagged behind so he could have a cigarette.We started walking faster, not wanting to lag behind the rest of the group.