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  • 1 Put-off — (?; 115), n. A shift for evasion or delay; an evasion; an excuse. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 put off — [v] defer, delay adjourn, dally, dawdle, dillydally*, drag one’s feet*, hold off, hold over, lag*, lay over, linger, loiter, poke*, postpone, prorogue, put back, reschedule, retard, shelve, stay, suspend, tarry, trail; concepts 121,234 Ant.… …

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  • 3 put off — ► put off 1) cancel or postpone an appointment with. 2) postpone. 3) cause to feel dislike or lose enthusiasm. 4) distract. Main Entry: ↑put …

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  • 4 put off — index adjourn, delay, deter, hold up (delay), pause, postpone, pretermit, procrastinate …

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  • 5 put off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms put off : present tense I/you/we/they put off he/she/it puts off present participle putting off past tense put off past participle put off 1) to make someone not want to do something, or to make someone not… …

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  • 6 put off — verb 1. hold back to a later time (Freq. 1) let s postpone the exam • Syn: ↑postpone, ↑prorogue, ↑hold over, ↑put over, ↑table, ↑shelve, ↑ …

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  • 7 put off — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you put something off, you delay doing it. [V P ing/n (not pron)] Women who put off having a baby often make the best mothers... [V n P] The Association has put the event off until October. Syn: postpone …

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  • 8 put off — {v.} 1. {informal} To cause confusion in; embarrass; displease. * /I was rather put off by the shamelessness of his proposal./ * /The man s slovenliness put me off./ 2. To wait and have (something) at a later time; postpone. * /They put off the… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 9 put off — {v.} 1. {informal} To cause confusion in; embarrass; displease. * /I was rather put off by the shamelessness of his proposal./ * /The man s slovenliness put me off./ 2. To wait and have (something) at a later time; postpone. * /They put off the… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 10 put\ off — v 1. informal To cause confusion in; embarrass; displease. I was rather put off by the shamelessness of his proposal. The man s slovenliness put me off. 2. To wait and have (smth) at a later time; postpone. They put off the picnic because of the… …

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  • 11 put off — v. ( to postpone ) 1) (D; tr.) to put off until (she put the trip off until next week) 2) (G) we put off leaving because of the snow * * * [ pʊt ɒf] (G) we put off leaving because of the snow ( to postpone ) (D; tr.) to put off until (she put the …

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  • 12 put off — 1) you shouldn t let his bad attitude put you off Syn: deter, discourage, dissuade, daunt, unnerve, intimidate, scare off, repel, repulse; distract, disturb, divert, sidetrack; informal turn off 2) don t put off such important decisions …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 put off — 1. verb a) To procrastinate Dont put off your homework to the last minute. b) to delay (a task, event, or deadline) Dont put your homework off to the last minute …

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  • 14 put off — I. upset, unhappy, miffed, put out about    He was put off when Nola refused to go out with him. II. do it later, postpone    We ve put off the wedding until Chad completes his education …

    English idioms

  • 15 put off — 1) postpone The game was put off because of the rain. 2) discourage, cause a bad feeling He put me off with his complaints about the hotel room that I had reserved for him …

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  • 16 put off — phr verb Put off is used with these nouns as the object: ↑light, ↑shopper …

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  • 17 put off — Synonyms and related words: about the bush, adjourn, appall, bear off, beat around, beg the question, blind, blunt, cast off, chill, cloak, color, continue, cool, cover, cover story, cover up, dally, damp, dampen, defer, deflect, delay, deter,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 put off — I postpone, delay; avoid. See lateness, avoidance. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. postpone, defer, retard; see delay . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To offer or put into circulation (an inferior or spurious item): fob off, foist, palm off, pass off.… …

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  • 19 put off — transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. a. disconcert b. repel 2. a. to hold back to a later time b. to induce to wait < put the bill collector off > 3. to rid oneself of ; take …

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  • 20 put off —  Disturb. Disconcert. Also put one off one s stroke …

    A concise dictionary of English slang


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