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Examples of procrastinate in a Sentence
He procrastinated and missed the submission deadline.
He told her to stop procrastinating and get to work.
Recent Examples of procrastinate from the Web
Plus there was no time to procrastinate, not anymore.
In her filing Tuesday, Severson suggested the commission is procrastinating in part to allow the utilities to keep charging customers while the matter remains unresolved and also to prevent the San Diego lawyers from getting paid.
Don’t procrastinate in responding to IRS correspondence.
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And while that may be 17 months away, David Bragdon, executive director of the nonprofit TransitCenter, told the RTA's board of commissioners Tuesday night (March 27) that procrastinating would be a mistake.
The Fixer Upper star has also been busy promoting it (or just procrastinating?) on social media.
While procrastinating partners were scrambling Tuesday for last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts, Deneb Williams and Elizabeth-Rose Mandalou were busy opening Allora, their newest restaurant, in East Sacramento.
This year, all those procrastinating shoppers will get some extra help from the calendar.
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Did You Know?
We won't put off telling you about out the origins of "procrastinate." English speakers borrowed the word in the 16th century from Latin procrastinatus, which itself evolved from the prefix pro-, meaning "forward," and crastinus, meaning "of tomorrow." Like its synonyms "delay," "lag," "loiter," "dawdle," and "dally," "procrastinate" means to move or act slowly so as to fall behind. It typically implies blameworthy delay especially through laziness or apathy.
Origin and Etymology of procrastinate
First Known Use: 1588See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of procrastinate
- we cannot delay any longer
- procrastinates about making decisions
- lagging behind in technology
- loitered at several store windows
- children dawdling on their way home from school
- stop dallying and get to work
PROCRASTINATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of procrastinate for English Language Learners
: to be slow or late about doing something that should be done : to delay doing something until a later time because you do not want to do it, because you are lazy, etc.
PROCRASTINATE Defined for Kids
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