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relay

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sport
relayre‧lay1 /ˈriːleɪ/ ●○○ noun  1 in relays2 [countable]DS a relay race the 100 metres relay3 [countable, uncountable]TCB a piece of electrical equipment that receives radio or television signals and sends them on
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relayWilliams took fourth place, which he interpreted as a guaranteed spot in the 4x100 relay final.Whether he runs in these Olympics, Lewis is recognized as the greatest anchorman in relay history.The marathon relay, aided by excellent weather, was completed three hours inside the team's self-imposed limit of 12 days.the 4 x 100 meter relayLewis is widely regarded as the greatest anchor-leg sprinter ever, having anchored six world-record 400-meter relay teams.In the 4x200 meter relay, he took the baton trailing two other anchors by 12 meters.The final event of the meeting was the 4 × 400 metres relay.
relayre‧lay2 /riːˈleɪ $ rɪˈleɪ, ˈriːleɪ/ verb (past tense and past participle relayed) [transitive]  1 SENDto pass a message from one person or place to another syn pass onrelay something to somebody He quickly relayed this news to the other members of staff.2 TCBif radio or television signals are relayed, they are received and sent, especially so that they can be heard on the radio or seen on television The broadcasts were relayed by satellite.→ See Verb table
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relayHe was more likely to call Rob and relay a message.I wanted to relay all the twists and turns of my investigation.At those meetings, he said, the commissioners can relay information to the council and get direction from the lawmakers.The speaker opened the session by relaying some messages to the conference.They will verbally relay the daily messages from home and transmit back her responses.Mendoza relayed the news as soon as he returned to the base.Once the information is recorded, it will be relayed to mission control.relay something to somebodyTerry relayed the offer to his boss.
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relayre‧lay3 /riːˈleɪ/ verb (past tense and past participle relaid) [transitive]  TBDHto lay something on the ground again because it was not done well enough before The carpet will have to be relaid.
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relayHe was more likely to call Rob and relay a message.I wanted to relay all the twists and turns of my investigation.This enabled much of the Promenade track to be relaid during the 1970s and the Fleetwood track in 1982-3.The flags are now to be numbered and lifted, and will then be relaid on a waterproof membrane.They will verbally relay the daily messages from home and transmit back her responses.
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Verb table
relay
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrelay
he, she, itrelays
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrelayed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave relayed
he, she, ithas relayed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad relayed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill relay
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have relayed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam relaying
he, she, itis relaying
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you, we, theyare relaying
Past
I, he, she, itwas relaying
you, we, theywere relaying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been relaying
he, she, ithas been relaying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been relaying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be relaying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been relaying
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Verb table
relay
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrelay
he, she, itrelays
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrelaid
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave relaid
he, she, ithas relaid
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad relaid
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill relay
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have relaid
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam relaying
he, she, itis relaying
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you, we, theyare relaying
Past
I, he, she, itwas relaying
you, we, theywere relaying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been relaying
he, she, ithas been relaying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been relaying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be relaying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been relaying
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