put off


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cause to feel intense dislike or distaste

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take away the enthusiasm of

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avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

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Solomon had several excellent mottoes for keeping them at their work, such as "Never put off laying to-day, because you can lay to-morrow," and "In this world there are no second chances," and yet here was Peter gaily putting off and none the worse for it.
Others there are who die poor and never put off the workman's coal on weekdays.
My lord," says she, in a graver voice, "you will be pleased to remember, you mentioned this matter to me first; for I would not appear to you in the light of one who is endeavouring to put off my cousin upon you.
Our mistress had been so much alarmed in the night that the journey was put off till the afternoon, so James had the morning on hand, and went first to the inn to see about our harness and the carriage, and then to hear more about the fire.
This usage, with some differences we had with a Moor, made us very desirous of leaving this country, but we were still put off with one pretence or other whenever we asked leave to depart.
Thought boiled in his brain, conjectures abounded, and D'Artagnan was a great drawer of horoscopes; but, with that imperturbable phlegm which does more than genius for the fortune and happiness of men of action, he put off reflection till the next day, for fear, he said, not to be fresh when he wanted to be so.
When looking just at the aesthetics and decoration of a property, an oldfashioned kitchen or bathroom would put off almost half of renters.
However, if you put off taking an income from the pension, most schemes will usually increase the amount payable each year - typically around 8% a year.
Resident's efforts to put off the fire did not yield fruits.
The government may put off its plan to ban English education for preschoolers due to fierce opposition from teachers and parents.
The revisions to the labor law known as the Labor Standards Act include possibilities to put off the one-day mandatory day off every week, increase overtime hours from 46 to 54 per month, prolong annual paid holidays by one year, and reduce break hours from 11 to eight hours between shifts through negotiations between workers or labor unions and employers.
women report having put off medical treatment because of cost, compared with less than a quarter of men.
IT was good to read on July 24 how a Halfords representative considered how 'thousands of potential cyclists could be put off if compulsory third party insurance is introduced for electric bikes".
Surprisingly, the survey revealed that, while 39% of people would be deterred by a house without broadband, only 37% would be put off by a former drug den, and 27% would be put off by a former brothel - even if it had a hefty discount attached for anyone moving in.
Millennials are significantly more likely than any of the other generations to put off marriage (18%), put off having kids (24%), put off furthering their education (34%) and to have moved in with parents or relatives (which one in five has done).