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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /prəʊˈkræstɪneɪt/
- (US) enPR: prō-krăs'tə-nāt', IPA(key): /proʊˈkræstəneɪt/, /prəˈkræstəneɪt/
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- (intransitive) To put off; to delay taking action; to wait until later.
- He procrastinated until the last minute and had to stay up all night to finish.
- (transitive) To put off; to delay (something).
1816, John Pickering, A vocabulary; or, Collection of words and phrases, page 4:
- Hence It became manifest to the publishers of Webster, that some device must be resorted to, to induce apathy in the publick mind, and thereby procrastinate the inevitable crisis which they foresaw was approaching, the expulsion of his elementary works from our primary schools.
put off; to delay taking action
put off; delay something
- procrastinate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- procrastinate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- procrastinate at OneLook Dictionary Search
- second-person plural present indicative of procrastinare
- second-person plural imperative of procrastinare
- feminine plural of
- first-person plural present active imperative of prōcrāstinō