put off

verb

Definition of put off 

transitive verb

1a : disconcert

b : repel

2a : 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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for put off

Synonyms

doff, douse, peel (off), remove, shrug off, take off

Antonyms

don, put on, slip (into), throw (on)

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Examples of put off in a Sentence

never put off until tomorrow what you can do today put off your coat and stay awhile

First Known Use of put off

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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