put off

verb

Definition of put off

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

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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