If you relay something, you pass it to another person. When you relay the information that your pet monkey is known to attack people to your neighbors, you should bring a basket of muffins.
- Pronunciation: /ˈriːleɪ/
- English Description: if people do something in relays, several small groups of them do it, one group after another, so that the activity is continuous
- Chinese Translation: 接力赛(Jie1 Li4 Sai4)
- Spanish Translation: relé
- STORY: Relay comes from the French relayer, which means "to change hounds on a hunt." It still has that sense of something passed in motion. You might run a relay race — each team member carries a baton part-way, then passes it on. We relay news, as when you take a message from Sally and relay it to Harry. A fresh work crew is a relay, and so is an electrical switch that can turn a second circuit on.
Arrington's lawsuit disputed the account relayed in the police report, citing "several major discrepancies" that "raise concerns" regarding whether the officers fabricated or withheld evidence.Los Angeles Times May 19, 2015
He quickly relayed this news to the other members of staff.
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