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ถ่วงเวลา
thuaangL waehM laaM
pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiถ่วง-เว-ลา
IPAtʰùːaŋ weː laː
Royal Thai General Systemthuang wela

 [verb, intransitive, formal]
definition
to stall for time

componentsถ่วง thuaangLto retard; hinder; impede
เวลา  waehM laaM[general] time [as in space and time]
synonymอู้ uuFto dawdle; linger; loaf
examples
ถ่วงเวลาสร้างอุปสรรค
thuaangL waehM laaM saangF oopL bpaL sakL
to stall for time by creating obstacles
ถ่วงเวลาการเลือกตั้งthuaangL waehM laaM gaanM leuuakF dtangFto stall for time to hold an election
sample
sentence
การถ่วงเวลาออกไปให้นานที่สุดเท่าที่จะเป็นไปได้ เพื่อปล่อยให้กลุ่มต่าง ๆ ภายในพรรคตกลงกันเองให้ได้เสียก่อน แล้วจึงปรับเปลี่ยนรัฐมนตรี
gaanM thuaangL waehM laaM aawkL bpaiM haiF naanM theeF sootL thaoF theeF jaL bpenM bpaiM daiF pheuuaF bplaawyL haiF gloomL dtaangL dtaangL phaaiM naiM phakH dtohkL lohngM ganM aehngM haiF daiF siiaR gaawnL laaeoH jeungM bprapL bpliianL ratH thaL mohnM dtreeM
"Stalling for the longest possible amount time that they are able would allow the various factions within the party to agree among themselves with some certainty; then they can go ahead and shuffle the cabinet ministers."

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