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postpone

verb [T]     /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.Delaying and wasting timeCancelling and interrupting postponement     /-mənt/ noun [C or U] We were disappointed by yet another postponement of our trip.Pauses and interludes
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