put off

put off

transitive verb

Definition of PUT OFF

a :  disconcert
b :  repel
a :  to hold back to a later time
b :  to induce to wait <put the bill collector off>
:  to rid oneself of :  take off
:  to sell or pass fraudulently

Examples of PUT OFF

  1. <never put off until tomorrow what you can do today>
  2. <put off your coat and stay awhile>

First Known Use of PUT OFF

14th century


Next Word in the Dictionary: put–on (adjective)
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Putnam scale
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