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English definition of “defer”

defer

verb [T] uk   /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 making a decision until next week?
Synonym
Delaying and wasting time
deferment
noun [C or U] uk   /-mənt/ (also deferral,   /dɪˈfɜː.rəl/ /-ˈfɝː.əl/   ) us  
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of defer from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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