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"postpone" in British English

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postponeverb [T]

uk   /pəʊstˈpəʊn/ /pəst-/  us   /poʊstˈpoʊn/
B1 to ​delay an ​event and ​plan or ​decide that it should ​happen at a ​laterdate or ​time: They ​decided to postpone ​theirholiday 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   us   /-mənt/
We were ​disappointed by ​yet another postponement of ​ourtrip.
(Definition of postpone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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postponeverb [T]

 us   /poʊstˈpoʊn/
to ​delay an ​event or ​arrange for it to take ​place at a ​latertime: The ​trip has been postponed ​twice.
postponement
noun [C/U]  us   /poʊstˈpoʊn·mənt/
[C/U] Rain ​forced (a) postponement of the ​match.
(Definition of postpone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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postponeverb [T]

uk   us   /pəʊstˈpəʊn/
to decide that an ​event should ​happen at a later ​time than originally ​planned: The ​oilgiant said it had postponed a decision on whether to go ​ahead with the ​deal. The ​meeting was postponed for another week.postpone sth from/to sth The ​vote on the ​merger has been postponed from September 14 and looks unlikely to take ​place until the end of the ​year.
postponement
noun [C or U]
Sources say the ​deal will likely ​result in the postponement of a ​shareholdermeetingscheduled for Monday.
(Definition of postpone from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “postpone”
in Korean 연기하다…
in Arabic يُؤجّل…
in Malaysian menangguhkan…
in French ajourner…
in Russian откладывать, отсрочивать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 延後,延緩,使延期…
in Italian rinviare…
in Turkish ertelemek, tehir etmek…
in Polish odkładać…
in Spanish posponer, aplazar…
in Vietnamese hoãn…
in Portuguese adiar…
in Thai เลื่อนออกไป…
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…
in Indonesian menunda…
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