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postpone

verb [T] uk   /pəʊstˈpəʊn/ /pəst-/ us    /poʊstˈpoʊn/
B1 to delay an event and plan or decide that it should happen at a later date or time: They decided to postpone their holiday until next year. [+ -ing verb] We've had to postpone going to France because the children are ill.
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postponement
noun [C or U] uk   /-mənt/ us  
We were disappointed by yet another postponement of our trip.
Translations of “postpone”
in Korean 연기하다…
in Arabic يُؤجّل…
in French ajourner…
in Turkish ertelemek, tehir etmek…
in Italian rinviare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 延後,延緩,使延期…
in Russian откладывать, отсрочивать…
in Polish odkładać…
in Spanish posponer, aplazar…
in Portuguese adiar…
in German verschieben…
in Catalan ajornar…
in Japanese ~を延期する, 先送りにする…
in Chinese (Simplified) 推迟,延缓,使延期…
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