HyperDic: put_off

English > 5 senses of the expression put off:
VERBstativeput off, postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remithold back to a later time
emotionput off, turn offcause to feel intense dislike or distaste
emotionput off, disheartentake away the enthusiasm of
emotionput off, confuse, flurry, disconcertcause to feel embarrassment
communicationput off, hedge, fudge, evade, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestepavoid / avoid or try to avoid / avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
English > put off: 5 senses > verb 1, stative
Meaninghold back to a later time.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymspostpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit
Entailscancel, call off, scratch, scrubpostpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled
rescheduleAssign a new time and place for an event
Narrowercallstop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather
holdstop dealing with
probateput a convicted person on probation by suspending his sentence
reprieve, respitepostpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution
suspendRender temporarily ineffective / ineffective / ineffective
BroaderdelayAct later than planned, scheduled, or required
See alsoputput into a certain place or abstract location
Spanishaplazar, demorar, posponer, postergar, retrasar
Catalanajornar, endarrerir, posposar
Nounsputoffa pretext for delay or inaction
English > put off: 5 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningCause to feel intense dislike or distaste.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to put off Sue
Synonymturn off
Broaderrepel, repulseBe repellent to
Spanishirritar, sacar de quicio
English > put off: 5 senses > verb 3, emotion
Meaningtake away the enthusiasm of.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to put off Sue
Synonymdishearten
Broaderdiscouragedeprive of courage or hope
See alsoputcause to be in a certain state
Oppositecheer, hearten, recreate, emboldenGive encouragement to
Spanishabatir, desalentar, desanimar, descorazonar
Catalandesanimar, descoratjar, desmoralitzar
English > put off: 5 senses > verb 4, emotion
MeaningCause to feel embarrassment.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will put off him
Synonymsconfuse, flurry, disconcert
Narrowerbothermake confused or perplexed or puzzled
distract, deflectDraw someone's attention away from something
flusterCause to be nervous or upset
Broaderembarrass, abashCause to be embarrassed
See alsoputcause to be in a certain state
Similar toconfuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulateBe confusing / confusing or perplexing to
Spanishaturdir, confundir, consternar, conturbar, desconcertar, desorientar
Catalanatordir, confondre, desconcertar, desorientar, encegar, ofuscar, torbar
English > put off: 5 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaningavoid / avoid or try to avoid / avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymshedge, fudge, evade, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep
NarrowerbegDodge, avoid answering, or take for granted
quibbleEvade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
BroaderavoidStay clear from
Spanisheludir, esquivar, evadir, evitar, rehuir
Catalandefugir, eludir, esquivar, evadir, evitar

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