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gain time

1. To run too fast. Used of a timepiece.
2. To delay or prolong something until a desired event occurs.
See also: gain, time
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The podium contenders will have one last chance to gain time in Saturday's penultimate day time-trial, prior to Sunday's ceremonial sprinters' stage on the Champs-Elysees.
My lead is so big because I succeeded in my first goal to gain time on the cobble stones (on stage five).
On Iran's nuclear file, Alsharq newspaper explained that Iran is waffling to gain time and accomplish what it can in its nuclear program away from international monitoring.
We consider various options: a peaceful scenario, or Plan A, but for those who hope to avail themselves of the ceasefire to gain time and regroup their forces, we also have a Plan B, and they should know this.
I decided to adjust all the fragments in one go with this surgery to gain time and spare Judith the pain of gradual correction.
Malik in interview with reporter said that he could not raise doubts on Nawaz government which sincerely started dialogue process with Taliban to restore peace in the country however Taliban engaged the government in dialogue process just to gain time to make their position stronger.
to gain time, prolong occupation and intensify settlement and Judaizing of
This will require the Syrian regime, which has lost its legitimacy, to comply with the agreement and not exploit it to gain time to continue torturing the Syrian people," he said.
strike on Syria by securing a deal to destroy its chemical weapons but warned "massacres could escalate" if the plan intends to gain time for Damascus, Turkish media reported on Tuesday.
Bilateral dialogue will help the Lebanese overcome their problems and gain time in order to avoid confessional or sectarian strife and prevent the country plunging again into a new war," he said.
Joaquim Rodriguez, needing to gain time in the mountains to make up for his time-trial deficiencies, has been rightly identified as the main threat, but it's hard to see many others having the strength to go with that pair.
Iran should not be allowed to gain time by holding drawn out talks" with the international community, Netanyahu said during a meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, the PM's office said in a statement.
Ramadi/ NINA /-- Amir of Dulaim tribes, Sheikh Ali Hatem al-Suleiman said Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is trying to gain time for purchasing with the opportunists and traitors ,he said.
Hezbollah's plan to gain time, disrupt and empty institutions will not be enforced with our will and consent.
From basic experience we are suspicions that the negotiation as seen as a way to gain time.