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postpone

verb [T] uk   /pəʊstˈpəʊn/ /pəst-/  us   /poʊstˈpoʊn/
B1 to delay an event and plan or decide that it should happen at a later date or time: They decided to postpone their holiday 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 our trip.
Translations of “postpone”
in Arabic يُؤجّل…
in Korean 연기하다…
in Malaysian menangguhkan…
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 Vietnamese hoãn…
in Spanish posponer, aplazar…
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 Indonesian menunda…
in Chinese (Simplified) 推迟,延缓,使延期…
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