put off

verb

Definition of put off

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  disconcert b :  repel

  3. 2 a :  to hold back to a later time b :  to induce to wait <put the bill collector off>

  4. 3 :  to rid oneself of :  take off

  5. 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>

14th Century

First Known Use of put off

14th century



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