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|present participle||putting off|
|past tense||put off|
|past participle||put off|
I was trying to put off the moment when I would have to leave.
You can't put the decision off any longer.
He was glad to have an excuse to put off telling her the news.
They had to put the wedding off because the bride's mother had an accident.
I'll put off going to Quebec until you're well enough to take care of yourself again.
This is the American English definition of put off. View British English definition of put off.
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