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put sb off

phrasal verb with put uk   us   /pʊt/ verb (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)
to ​tell someone that you cannot ​see them or do something for them, or to ​stop someone from doing something, until a ​latertime: I really don't ​want to go out with Helen and Greg ​tonight - can't we put them off ? He ​keepsasking me out, and I ​keep putting him off.
(Definition of put sb off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “put sb off”
in Chinese (Simplified) 拒绝(某人), 阻止(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拒絕(某人), 阻止(某人)…
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