(third-person singular simple present puts off, present participle putting off, simple past and past participle put off)
- To procrastinate
- Don't put off your homework to the last minute.
- Don't put your homework off to the last minute.
- Don't put it off to the last minute.
- Don't put it off.
- to delay (a task, event, or deadline)
- The storm put off the game by a week.
- The storm put the game off by a week.
- to offend, repulse, or frighten
- Almost drowning put him off swimming.
- The object in all senses can come before or after the particle, except that personal pronouns nearly always precede the particle.
(comparative more put off, superlative most put off)