A primitive root; to loiter (i.e. Be behind); by implication to procrastinate -- continue, defer, delay, hinder, be late (slack), stay (there), tarry (longer).
אָחַר verb to remain behind, delay, tarry (Arabic to put off, also to remain behind; Aramaic Pa`el אֵחַר, Aph`el , Shaph`el , Sabean אחֿר OsianderZMG 1865, 197; אחֿחֿר DHMEpigr. Denkm. 34).
1 intensive, delay, tarry, absolute Judges 5:28 ("" לָבוֺא בּשֵׁשׁ) Isaiah 46:13 and my salvation תְאַחֵר לֹא Habakkuk 2:3; Psalm 40:18 = Psalm 70:6; Daniel 9:19; with ל & infinitive Genesis 34:19. — Proverbs 23:30 עַלהַֿיָּיִ֑ן מְאַחֲרִים those tarrying over the wine, Isaiah 5:11 בַנֶּשֶׁף מְאַחֲרֵי, Psalm 127:2 שֶׁבֶת מְאַחֲרֵי ("" קוּם מַשְׁכִּימֵי).
2 causative of Qal, cause one to delay, hinder Genesis 24:56; keep back (= bring late) Exodus 22:28; with ל & infinitive delay to . . . Deuteronomy 23:22 quoted Ecclesiastes 5:3: elliptical Deuteronomy 7:10 he delayeth (it, the recompense) not to his enemy. — 2 Samuel 20:5 Qr וַיּ֫וֺחֶר is taken by Ol§ 241 c as Qal (compare וַתֹּ֫חֶז 20:9 from אָחַז), by Sta§ 498 c Kö1. 397 Ges§ 682Rem as Hiph`il (literally shewed, exhibited delay): on the Kt (?וַיֵּיחַר) see DrSm.