- (transitive, adverb) to postpone or delay ⇒
they have put off the dance until tomorrow
- (transitive, adverb) to evade (a person) by postponement or delay ⇒
they tried to put him off, but he came anyway
- (transitive, adverb) to confuse; disconcert ⇒
he was put off by her appearance
- (transitive, preposition) to cause to lose interest in or enjoyment of ⇒
the accident put him off driving
- (intransitive, adverb) (nautical) to be launched off from shore or from a ship ⇒
we put off in the lifeboat towards the ship
- (transitive, adverb) (archaic) to remove (clothes)
- (mainly US) a pretext or delay
Translations for 'put off'
- British English: put off If you put something off, you delay doing it.She put off telling him until the last moment.pʊt ɒf VERB
- Arabic: يُطْفِئ
- Brazilian Portuguese: adiar
- Chinese: 推迟
- Croatian: odgađati
- Czech: odložit odkládatna později
- Danish: udsætte
- Dutch: uitstellen
- European Spanish: posponer
- Finnish: siirtää myöhemmäksi
- French: ajourner
- German: aufschieben
- Greek: υπεκφεύγω
- Italian: rimandare
- Japanese: 延期する
- Korean: 연기하다
- Norwegian: utsette
- Polish: odłożyć odkładać
- Portuguese: adiar
- Romanian: a amâna
- Russian: откладывать
- Spanish: posponer
- Swedish: skjuta upp
- Thai: เลื่อนออกไป
- Turkish: ertelemek
- Ukrainian: відкладати відкласти
- Vietnamese: hoãn
Example Sentences Including 'put off'
But she always found some reason to put off anything too adventurous.
COLDHEART CANYON (2001)
He was taking a wandering course with many turns and doublings, to put off any pursuit.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS (2004)
I bought two tickets, charging them to my Visa card to put off the day of reckoning.
A Nasty Dose of Death
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