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procrastinate

pro·cras·ti·nate

procrastinate

 
 
pronunciation:
pr krae stih neIt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: procrastinated, procrastinates, procrastinating
definition: to put off taking an action or doing a task; delay.
 
synonyms:
delay
similar words:
dally, dawdle, defer, dilly-dally, idle, linger, loiter, shirk, stall, tarry, temporize, twiddle one's thumbs, wait
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to put off (an action, decision, or the like) needlessly; postpone.
synonyms:
delay, postpone
similar words:
defer, prorogue, put aside, shelve, table
derivations: procrastinative (adj.), procrastinatory (adj.), procrastination (n.), procrastinator (n.)
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