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"defer" in British English

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deferverb [T]

uk   /dɪˈfɜːr/ us   /dɪˈfɝː/ -rr-
deferment
noun [C or U] uk   /dɪˈfɜː.mənt/ us   /dɪˈfɝː.mənt/ also deferral, uk   /dɪˈfɜː.rəl/ /-ˈfɝː.əl/ us  
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(Definition of defer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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deferverb [T]

us   /dɪˈfɜr/ -rr-
to delay something until a later time; to postpone: You can order the furniture now and defer payment until September.
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(Definition of defer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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deferverb [T]

uk   /dɪˈfɜːr/ us   -rr-
to delay something until a later time: defer action/a decision The committee decided to defer a decision on the takeover bid until a later date. defer tax/paymentdefer doing sth The scheme enables investors to defer paying taxes on the gain.
deferment
noun [C or U] /dɪˈfɜːmənt/ /-ˈfɝː-/ also deferral
Cheaper graduate loans are available without the deferment option.
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(Definition of defer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “defer”
in Vietnamese trì hoãn…
in Spanish posponer, diferir…
in Malaysian tangguh…
in Thai ยืดเวลา…
in French différer…
in German verschieben…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使延期,使延緩,推遲…
in Russian отсрочивать…
in Turkish tehir etmek, ertelemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使延期,使延缓,推迟…
in Indonesian menunda…
in Polish odkładać, odraczać…
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“defer” in British English

“defer” in Business English

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