intr. v.


1. to accept or adapt to a situation; to compromise

2. to postpone a decision in order to gain time


1. Camouflage is a way for an animal to temporize a situation and stay out of danger.

2. The student asked many questions before the test in order to temporize the amount of time the other kids got to study.

Synonyms and Antonyms

  • equivocate
  • procrastinate
  • stall

  1. advance
  2. further
  3. face

Robin Williams Stalling for Time
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