procrastinate

[proh-kras-tuh-neyt, pruh-]
verb (used without object), procrastinated, procrastinating.
1.
to defer action; delay: to procrastinate until an opportunity is lost.
verb (used with object), procrastinated, procrastinating.
2.
to put off till another day or time; defer; delay.

Origin:
1580–90; < Latin prōcrāstinātus (past participle of prōcrāstināre to put off until tomorrow, equivalent to prō- pro-1 + -crāstināre, derivative of crāstinus of tomorrow; crās tomorrow + -tinus suffix forming adjectives from temporal adverbs); see -ate1

procrastinatingly, procrastinatively, adverb
procrastination, noun
procrastinative, procrastinatory [proh-kras-tuh-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, pruh-] , adjective
procrastinativeness, noun
procrastinator, noun
overprocrastination, noun
unprocrastinated, adjective


2. prolong, postpone.
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procrastinate (prəʊˈkræstɪˌneɪt, prə-)
 
vb
(usually intr) to put off or defer (an action) until a later time; delay
 
[C16: from Latin prōcrāstināre to postpone until tomorrow, from pro-1 + crās tomorrow]
 
procrasti'nation
 
n
 
pro'crastinator
 
n

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procrastinate
1580s, from L. procrastinare (see procrastination). Related: Procrastinating.
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Example sentences
And say you've procrastinated so long that you haven't saved enough money for retirement.
He procrastinated and then completed it in a rush when told he would be sent home from work if it was not completed.
The taxpayer was generally uncooperative and procrastinated repeatedly.
Usually uses time well throughout the project, but may have procrastinated on one thing.
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