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postpone

verb [T]
 
 
/pəʊstˈpəʊn/
B1 to arrange for something to happen at a later time: The trip to the museum has been postponed until next week.Delaying and wasting time
Translations of “postpone”
in Korean 연기하다…
in Arabic يُؤجّل…
in French ajourner…
in Turkish ertelemek, tehir etmek…
in Italian rinviare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 延後,延緩,使延期…
in Russian откладывать, отсрочивать…
in Polish odkładać…
in Spanish posponer, aplazar…
in Portuguese adiar…
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…
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