put off

put off
1) PHRASAL VERB If you put something off, you delay doing it.

[V P -ing/n (not pron)] Women who put off having a baby often make the best mothers...

[V n P] The Association has put the event off until October.

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2) PHRASAL VERB If you put someone off, you make them wait for something that they want.

[V n P] The old priest tried to put them off, saying that the hour was late.

3) PHRASAL VERB If something puts you off something, it makes you dislike it, or decide not to do or have it.

[V n P n/-ing] The high divorce figures don't seem to be putting people off marriage...

[V n P] His personal habits put them off...

[V P n (not pron)] The country's worsening reputation does not seem to be putting off the tourists...

[be V-ed P] We tried to visit the Abbey but were put off by the queues.

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4) PHRASAL VERB If someone or something puts you off, they take your attention from what you are trying to do and make it more difficult for you to do it.

[V n P] She asked me to be serious - said it put her off if I laughed...

[V n P n/-ing] It put her off revising for her exams. [Also V P n (not pron)]

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  • Put-off — (?; 115), n. A shift for evasion or delay; an evasion; an excuse. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • put off — [v] defer, delay adjourn, dally, dawdle, dillydally*, drag one’s feet*, hold off, hold over, lag*, lay over, linger, loiter, poke*, postpone, prorogue, put back, reschedule, retard, shelve, stay, suspend, tarry, trail; concepts 121,234 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • put off — ► put off 1) cancel or postpone an appointment with. 2) postpone. 3) cause to feel dislike or lose enthusiasm. 4) distract. Main Entry: ↑put …   English terms dictionary

  • put off — index adjourn, delay, deter, hold up (delay), pause, postpone, pretermit, procrastinate …   Law dictionary

  • put off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms put off : present tense I/you/we/they put off he/she/it puts off present participle putting off past tense put off past participle put off 1) to make someone not want to do something, or to make someone not… …   English dictionary

  • put off — verb 1. hold back to a later time (Freq. 1) let s postpone the exam • Syn: ↑postpone, ↑prorogue, ↑hold over, ↑put over, ↑table, ↑shelve, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • put off — {v.} 1. {informal} To cause confusion in; embarrass; displease. * /I was rather put off by the shamelessness of his proposal./ * /The man s slovenliness put me off./ 2. To wait and have (something) at a later time; postpone. * /They put off the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put off — {v.} 1. {informal} To cause confusion in; embarrass; displease. * /I was rather put off by the shamelessness of his proposal./ * /The man s slovenliness put me off./ 2. To wait and have (something) at a later time; postpone. * /They put off the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put\ off — v 1. informal To cause confusion in; embarrass; displease. I was rather put off by the shamelessness of his proposal. The man s slovenliness put me off. 2. To wait and have (smth) at a later time; postpone. They put off the picnic because of the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • put off — v. ( to postpone ) 1) (D; tr.) to put off until (she put the trip off until next week) 2) (G) we put off leaving because of the snow * * * [ pʊt ɒf] (G) we put off leaving because of the snow ( to postpone ) (D; tr.) to put off until (she put the …   Combinatory dictionary

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