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    put off - Dictionary definition and meaning for word put off

    Definition
    (verb) hold back to a later time
    Example Sentence
    • let's postpone the exam
    Definition
    (verb) cause to feel intense dislike or distaste
    Synonyms : turn off
    Definition
    (verb) take away the enthusiasm of
    Synonyms : dishearten
    Definition
    (verb) cause to feel embarrassment
    Synonyms : confuse , disconcert , flurry
    Example Sentence
    • The constant attention of the young man confused her
    Definition
    (verb) avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    Synonyms : circumvent , dodge , duck , elude , evade , fudge , hedge , parry , sidestep , skirt
    Example Sentence
    • He dodged the issue
    • she skirted the problem
    • They tend to evade their responsibilities
    • he evaded the questions skillfully
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