Definitions for (verb) put off

Main entry: hedge, circumvent, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt, dodge, duck, evade, fudge, elude

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

Usage: He dodged the issue; she skirted the problem; They tend to evade their responsibilities; he evaded the questions skillfully


Main entry: flurry, put off, disconcert, confuse

Definition: cause to feel embarrassment

Usage: The constant attention of the young man confused her


Main entry: put off, turn off

Definition: cause to feel intense dislike or distaste


Main entry: dishearten, put off

Definition: take away the enthusiasm of


Main entry: remit, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, set back, shelve, defer, table, hold over

Definition: hold back to a later time

Usage: let's postpone the exam