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put off

put off

 
part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to delay.
I know I have to go to the dentist, but I keep putting it off.Don't put off writing that letter; get started on it now.Let's put off the meeting until next month.
synonyms:
defer, delay, postpone
definition 2: to cause someone to turn away; repel; discourage.
I was going to try some of that cheese, but the smell put me off.She wanted to study French, but the old-fashioned approach of the teacher put her off.There is something about him that puts me off.
antonyms:
allure, attract, encourage