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These include relaying information to passengers' smartphones to flag up free seating. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The information would be relayed wirelessly from inside the passenger's body. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The system will be able to identify damage and relay the information to council headquarters, which can dispatch repair engineers. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The information is relayed to other drivers who have installed the same equipment. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Three teams battled it out in a relay race while holding birthday candles. The Sun (2010)Their rights packages include a small number of places on the relay. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Less if you are in a relay team. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This would clearly be the quickest way to relay the news. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She would relay the message to the other members of her team. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It will track suspicious vessels and relay the information to manned naval patrols. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They split into groups and prepare for a relay race. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Many had to take calls for each other and relay messages for a week. The Sun (2016)Then a relay place should follow. The Sun (2011) One was relayed direct to London by transatlantic cable. Gavin Weightman SIGNOR MARCONI'S MAGIC BOX: The invention that sparked the radio revolution (2003)We each excelled at a different stroke, making us a perfect medley relay team. Christianity Today (2000)His phone relayed the bad news, the scoreline made him check again. Times, Sunday Times (2014)On account of the fact she hasn't yet relayed the information to her face. The Sun (2015)Britain's relay team joined the fun. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Some of the messages were relayed to cops by his anxious father Pascal. The Sun (2015)But after it collapsed, staff had to take details down by hand and relay them by radio. The Sun (2011)With gunfire cracking all around, the soldier seized his commander's radio and relayed what had happened to other members of the platoon. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Seeing off the US and Russia in the relay was only one highlight. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Once a game is under way, information from the monitoring systems is relayed to the laptops that sit in front of the off-field hierarchy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There was to be a 5 per cent increase in salary and for payments of 9 a week the orchestra agreed to twelve radio relays a year. Susie Gilbert and Jay Shir A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)

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British English: relay /ˈriːleɪ/ NOUN
A relay or a relay race is a race between two or more teams in which each member of the team runs or swims one section of the race.
Their chances of winning the relay were good.
  • American English: relay race
  • Arabic: سِبَاقُ الـمَرَاحِل
  • Brazilian Portuguese: revezamento
  • Chinese: 接力赛
  • Croatian: smjena
  • Czech: štafeta závod
  • Danish: stafet
  • Dutch: estafette
  • European Spanish: relevo
  • Finnish: vuoronvaihto
  • French: relais
  • German: Ablösung Arbeiter
  • Greek: ρελέ
  • Italian: staffetta
  • Japanese: 交替班
  • Korean: 교대조
  • Norwegian: relé
  • Polish: zmiana koni lub zawodników w grze
  • European Portuguese: revezamento
  • Romanian: ștafetă
  • Russian: эстафета
  • Spanish: relevo
  • Swedish: relä
  • Thai: การวิ่งผลัด
  • Turkish: eski grubun yerini alan yeni grup
  • Ukrainian: естафета
  • Vietnamese: người chạy tiếp sức
British English: relay NOUN
A relay or a relay race is a race between two or more teams, for example teams of runners or swimmers.
Their prospects of beating the rival country in the relay looked poor.
  • American English: relay
  • Brazilian Portuguese: corrida de revezamento
  • Chinese: 接力赛
  • European Spanish: carrera de relevos
  • French: course de relais
  • German: Staffel
  • Italian: staffetta
  • Japanese: リレー
  • Korean: 계주
  • European Portuguese: corrida de revezamento
  • Spanish: carrera de postas
British English: relay VERB
signal To relay television or radio signals means to send them or broadcast them.
The satellite will be used mainly to relay television programmes.
British English: relay VERB
repeat If you relay something that has been said to you, you repeat it to another person.
She relayed the message, then frowned.

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