Definition of 'defer'
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The builder says that this is a matter of sales deferred rather than lost, and profit forecasts for 2017 are being maintained. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Your first challenge will be to stop deferring action and beginning to take some. HABIT BUSTING: A 10-step plan that will change your life (2002)The bank is also considering deferred cash payments. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Should struggling homeowners be allowed to defer mortgage payments for up to two years? Times, Sunday Times (2008)One option could be to defer payment until the owner dies and the house is sold. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Inheritance tax on woodland is often deferred until the timber is chopped down. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It has suspended charges for drivers who cannot find replacement cabs and will waive the fees for deferring payments. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It would also make more remuneration go straight out the door, rather than being deferred. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You defer the payment of capital-gains tax. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If they defer payments or take out repeat loans, charges can quickly balloon. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If redundancies have become the norm, it might be prudent to defer incentive payments. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Huge profits from the sales of players can also be reinvested, deferring tax payments. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I would defer to that rather than killing myself or being a dramatic old drunk. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Just defer your actions temporarily. The Sun (2015)They can also lower the monthly payments by deferring part of the loan, although this will increase the total interest payable. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I have deferred it too long, and would gladly see it completed. Middlemarch (1872)Sources claim it has asked to defer some PAYE payments. The Sun (2011)An EIS can also be used to defer payment of capital gains tax by rolling gains into the investments. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The experience of the moment of presence is indefinitely postponed, infinitely deferred, perpetually delayed. Foucault and Derrida - The Other Side Of Reason (1990)Judgment - by the public - will not long be deferred. Times, Sunday Times (2010)People are first going to try to defer payments, but then they will default and be forced to abandon their homes and head somewhere cheaper. Times, Sunday Times (2009)As you can see, the longer you defer cutting the timber, the more money you will make. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Each month, when the payment was due, they would encourage me to just pay the minimum amount and defer the payment. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'defer'
British English: defer VERB
If you defer an event or action, you arrange for it to happen at a later date, rather than immediately or at the previously planned time.
Customers often defer payment for as long as possible.
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