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
This might even come in handy for the procrastinating student, who needs to
  finish up that essay while riding the bus to class.
It's not always productive and there's a lot of procrastinating, just staring
  at the wall, like any other writing.
There is utterly nothing to be gained in procrastinating.
But procrastinating carries big risks.
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