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"put sth off" in British English

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put sth off

phrasal verb with put uk /pʊt/ us /pʊt/ verb present participle putting, past tense and past participle put

B1 to decide or arrange to delay an event or activity until a later time or date:

The meeting has been put off for a week.
[ + -ing verb ] I can't put off going to the dentist any longer.

More examples

  • I've put off talking to him about this for far too long.
  • They decided to put the wedding off until his brother had returned from Brazil.

(Definition of “put sth off” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"put sth off" in Business English

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put sth off

phrasal verb with put uk /pʊt/ us verb putting, put, put

to decide or arrange to delay an event or activity until a later time or date:

The meeting has been put off for a week.

(Definition of “put sth off” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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