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ยืดเวลา
yeuutF waehM laaM
pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiยืด-เว-ลา
IPAjɯ̂ːt weː laː
Royal Thai General Systemyuet wela

 [verb, intransitive, phrase, colloquial]
definition
to defer; postpone; delay; hold over; procrastinate; put off; put on ice; shelve; suspend

categories
componentsยืด yeuutFto stretch; extend; expand; lengthen
เวลา  waehM laaM[general] time [as in space and time]
synonymsขยายเวลาkhaL yaaiR waehM laaMto extend for a time; to prolong; to belabor; to perpetuate; to delay
ผลัด phlatLto delay; postpone; defer; put off
ผ่อนผันphaawnL phanRto delay; extend a limit
ผัด phatLto ask for a delay; to postpone
ผัดวันประกันพรุ่งphatL wanM bpraL ganM phroongFput off today what can wait 'till tomorrow — procrastinate; postpone; delay
เลื่อน leuuanFto postpone
related wordsชะลอchaH laawMto slow down; to proceed cautiously; to carry carefully
ทำให้ล่าช้าthamM haiF laaF chaaHto defer; delay; hold over; retard
หน่วงเหนี่ยวnuaangL niaaoLto defer; postpone; delay; hold over; procrastinate; put off; put on ice; shelve; suspend
เหนี่ยวรั้งniaaoL rangHto hold back; stop; retard
sample
sentences
ผู้นำสองประเทศกำลังเตะถ่วงยืดเวลาการเผชิญหน้าออกไปให้นานที่สุดเท่าที่จะทำได้
phuuF namM saawngR bpraL thaehtF gamM langM dtehL thuaangL yeuutF waehM laaM gaanM phaL cheernM naaF aawkL bpaiM haiF naanM theeF sootL thaoF theeF jaL thamM daiF
"The leaders of the two nations are putting off their confrontation for as long as they possibly can."
แต่ก็ไม่ค่อยหนักแน่นมั่นคง และเคยมีท่าทีจะยืดเวลาไปจากเดิมอีกถึงสิบกว่าปี
dtaaeL gaawF maiF khaawyF nakL naaenF manF khohngM laeH kheeuyM meeM thaaF theeM jaL yeuutF waehM laaM bpaiM jaakL deermM eekL theungR sipL gwaaL bpeeM
"However, [this policy] was not very well established and the timeframe had a tendency to be pushed out to more than ten years."

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