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See also: putoff
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- (transitive) To procrastinate.
- Don't put off your homework to the last minute.
- Don't put your homework off to the last minute.
- Don't put it off to the last minute.
- Don't put it off.
- (transitive) To delay (a task, event, etc.).
- The storm put off the game by a week.
- The storm put the game off by a week.
- I'm too busy to see Mr Smith today. I'll have to put him off.
- (transitive) To distract; to disturb the concentration of.
- Please be quiet. I'm trying to concentrate and you're putting me off.
- (transitive) To cause to dislike; to discourage (from doing).
- Almost drowning put him off swimming.
- (transitive) To emit; to give off (an odor, smoke, etc.).
- This type of firewood puts off a strong smell.
- (transitive, archaic) To take off (something worn).
- to put off a mask
- The object in all senses can come before or after the particle, except that personal pronouns nearly always precede the particle.
to cause to dislike; to discourage
- offended, repulsed
- The guest was quite put off by an odor.
- daunted or fazed
- All but the most dedicated were put off by the huge task.