1. I promised to get my daughter a dog, and I kept stalling until I finally had to deliver it.2. The maid tried to stall the guests before the host was ready to come out.3. During the police interrogation, the criminal was stalling for time so that his accomplice could escape.
stall (for time)stall 是正統的美語說法，是拖延時間的最棒的英文字。
1. 主人還未準備好之前女傭試著拖延客人.2. 在警方盤問時, 罪犯為了要讓他的共犯逃脫而拖時間.
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