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putoff

[poo t-awf, -of] /ˈpʊtˌɔf, -ˌɒf/
noun
1.
an act or instance of putting off.
2.
a delaying, postponing, or avoiding of something.
3.
an expressed excuse or evasion; demur:
She responded with a polite but firm putoff.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; noun use of verb phrase put off
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Examples for putoff
  • Merchants were happy to hear the project has been putoff fora couple months.
British Dictionary definitions for putoff

put off

verb
1.
(transitive, adverb) to postpone or delay they have put off the dance until tomorrow
2.
(transitive, adverb) to evade (a person) by postponement or delay they tried to put him off, but he came anyway
3.
(transitive, adverb) to confuse; disconcert he was put off by her appearance
4.
(transitive, preposition) to cause to lose interest in or enjoyment of the accident put him off driving
5.
(intransitive, adverb) (nautical) to be launched off from shore or from a ship we put off in the lifeboat towards the ship
6.
(transitive, adverb) (archaic) to remove (clothes)
noun
7.
(mainly US) a pretext or delay
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