put off

verb

Definition of put off

transitive verb
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 off
4 :to sell or pass fraudulently

Examples of put off in a Sentence

  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

put off Synonyms

Synonyms
defer, delay, hold off (on), hold over, hold up, lay over, postpone, put over, remit, shelve
Antonyms
don, put on, slip (into), throw (on)
Related Words
suspend; hesitate, pause, stay; detain, retard, slow; extend, lengthen, prolong, protract, stretch (out); wait
Near Antonyms
act, deal (with), decide (upon), do, work (on)


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