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Definition of relay verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    relay

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈriːleɪ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈriːleɪ//
     
    ; BrE BrE//rɪˈleɪ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈleɪ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they relay
    BrE BrE//ˈriːleɪ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈriːleɪ//
     
    ; BrE BrE//rɪˈleɪ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈleɪ//
     
    he / she / it relays
    BrE BrE//ˈriːleɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈriːleɪz//
     
    ; BrE BrE//rɪˈleɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈleɪz//
     
    past simple relaid
    BrE BrE//ˈriːleɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈriːleɪd//
     
    ; BrE BrE//rɪˈleɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈleɪd//
     
    past participle relaid
    BrE BrE//ˈriːleɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈriːleɪd//
     
    ; BrE BrE//rɪˈleɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈleɪd//
     
    -ing form relaying
    BrE BrE//ˈriːleɪɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈriːleɪɪŋ//
     
    ; BrE BrE//rɪˈleɪɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈleɪɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1relay something (to somebody) to receive and send on information, news, etc. to somebody He relayed the message to his boss. Instructions were relayed to him by phone.
  2. 2relay something (to somebody) to broadcast television or radio signals The game was relayed by satellite to audiences all over the world.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (referring to the provision of fresh hounds on the track of a deer): from Old French relai (noun), relayer (verb), based on Latin laxare ‘slacken’.

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