Put off - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpʊt ˈɒf|  American pronunciation of the word put off
Brit.  |ˈpʊt ɒf|


- hold back to a later time (syn: defer, hold over, postpone, prorogue, put over, remit, set back, shelve, table)
- cause to feel intense dislike or distaste (syn: turn off)
- take away the enthusiasm of (syn: dishearten)
- cause to feel embarrassment (syn: confuse, disconcert, flurry)
- avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) (syn: circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, sidestep, skirt)

Extra examples

Please put off all the lights as you leave the building.

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

Her face quite puts me off.

Don't laugh while I'm playing the piano, you put me off.

The ship at last put off, to the cheers of the waiting crowd.

How can I put off these fearful doubts?

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