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procrastinate

verb [I] uk   /prəˈkræs.tɪ.neɪt/ us    /proʊ-/
to keep delaying something that must be done, often because it is unpleasant or boring: I know I've got to deal with the problem at some point - I'm just procrastinating.
procrastination
noun [U] uk   /-ˌkræs.tɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ us  
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