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English definition of “defer”

defer

verb [T]     /dɪˈfɜːr/ US  /-ˈfɝː/ (-rr-)
to delay something until a later time : My bank has agreed to defer the repayments on my loan while I'm still a student . [+ -ing verb] Can we defer mak ing a decision until next week ? → Synonym postponeDelaying and wasting time deferment     /-mənt/ noun [C or U] (also deferral,   /dɪˈfɜː.rəl/ /-ˈfɝː.əl/   )
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