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put off

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Noun put off has 1 sense
  1. putoff - a pretext for delay or inaction
    --1 is a kind of pretext, stalking-horse
    Derived form: verb put off1
Verb put off has 5 senses
  1. postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off - hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam"
    --1 is one way to delay
    Derived form: noun putoff1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. turn off, put off - cause to feel intense dislike or distaste
    --2 is one way to repel, repulse
    Sample sentence:
    The performance is likely to put off Sue
  3. dishearten, put off - take away the enthusiasm of
    --3 is one way to discourage
    Sample sentence:
    The performance is likely to put off Sue
  4. confuse, flurry, disconcert, put off - cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her"
    --4 is one way to embarrass, abash
    Sample sentence:
    The bad news will put off him
  5. hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep - avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
    --5 is one way to avoid
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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