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Present participle for to postpone or assign to a later time or date
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“As I had developed a full head cold, we decided to put off our departure for a day.”
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Present participle for to cause a feeling of disgust or revulsion in
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“All the backbiters, all the gossipers, all the people who regard it as their own little club, this only served to put her right off.”
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Present participle for to distract or cause someone to lose their concentration
“Kosek would eat a hurried dinner and set out for Anna's, determined that today nothing would put him off.”
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Present participle for to confuse or disturb the composure of
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“Zdjelar got right in the Frenchman's face, talking to him and trying to put him off.”
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Present participle for to demotivate or remove the enthusiasm of
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“This may cause embarrassment for the patron, which might well put him off attending a theatre again for months.”
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Present participle for to discourage someone from doing something
“She next writes to Reginald trying to put him off from coming to see her in London, but this has the effect of making him come immediately.”
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Present participle for to avert or prevent the occurrence of
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“It's going to help save a life and put off a disaster.”
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Present participle for to take off (something worn)
“Wherein do you show respect to magistrates, if you do not put off your hat?”
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Present participle for delay
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Present participle for stretch the truth
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Present participle for to stall or put off through evasion
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Present participle for to move or act at a slow speed
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Present participle for to extend or make longer
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Present participle for to decide or announce that (a planned event) will not take place
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Present participle for to cause or inspire boredom in
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Present participle for to bring something somewhere (and leave it there)
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Present participle for to unload or discharge, typically cargo
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Present participle for to switch off or power down (something)
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Present participle for to avoid providing a clear answer or statement
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Present participle for to unload or empty out (from a container)
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An act or instance of deferring or putting off
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A feeling or state of being demotivated
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Aimless or unproductive activity
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The act of retarding or delaying
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Adjective
Slow to act
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