put off


  1. 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.
  2. to delay (a task, event, or deadline)
    The storm put off the game by a week.
    The storm put the game off by a week.
  3. to offend, repulse, or frighten
    Almost drowning put him off swimming.


  1. offended, repulsed
    The guest was quite put off by an odor.
  2. daunted or fazed
    All but the most dedicated were put off by the huge task.

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