Synonyms of 'gain time'
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stallDictionary, delay, play for time
I hoped to gain time by keeping him talking.
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I delayed my departure until she could join me.
If you procrastinate, you keep leaving things you should do until later, often because you do not want to do them.
We often procrastinate when faced with something we do not want to do.
If you say that someone is temporizing, you mean that they keep doing unimportant things in order to delay something important such as making a decision or stating their real opinion.
'Not exactly, sir,' he temporized.
Thesaurus for gain time from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you do something in order to gain time , you do it in order to give yourself enough time to think of an excuse or a way out of a difficult situation.