postpone

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
post•pone /poʊstˈpoʊn, poʊs-/USA pronunciation v. [+ object],-poned, -pon•ing.

    to put (something) off to a later time:We have postponed our departure until tomorrow.
post•pone•ment, n. [countable]We endured one postponement after another.[uncountable]postponement of the match.See -pon-.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

postpone /pəʊstˈpəʊn; pəˈspəʊn/ vb (transitive)
  1. to put off or delay until a future time
  2. to put behind in order of importance; defer
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin postpōnere to put after, neglect, from post- + ponere to place

postˈponement n



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