An employee procrastinating on his work assignment by playing games on his phone.
An example of procrastinate is having two weeks to work on a paper and waiting until the night before it's due to work on it.
transitive verb-·nat·ed, -·nat·ing
Origin of procrastinatefrom Classical Latin procrastinatus, past participle of procrastinare from pro-, forward (see pro-) + crastinus, belonging to the morrow from cras, tomorrow
verbpro·cras·ti·nat·ed, pro·cras·ti·nat·ing, pro·cras·ti·nates
Origin of procrastinateLatin prōcrāstināre prōcrāstināt- prō- forward ; see pro- 1. crāstinus of tomorrow ( from crās tomorrow )
(third-person singular simple present procrastinates, present participle procrastinating, simple past and past participle procrastinated)
From Latin prÅcrastinÄtum, past participle of prÅcrastinÅ (“defer, put off till tomorrow"), from prÅ (“in favor of") + crÄstinus (“of or belonging to tomorrow"), from crÄs (“tomorrow")