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    Default detain vs delay

    what are the differences between detain and delay? (using conditions of each one)
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    Default Re: detain vs delay

    To detain is an authority figure preventing you from leaving.

    To delay is to impose a wait for some reason.

    The airline can delay my departure. The airport security can detain me for trying to carry a forbidden item through the security screening.

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