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Definition of defer verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    defer

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//dɪˈfər//
     
    defer (doing) somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they defer
     
    he / she / it defers
     
    past simple deferred
     
    -ing form deferring
     
     
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  1. 1to delay something until a later time synonym put off
  2. 2 The department deferred the decision for six months. She had applied for deferred admission to college.
  3. Phrasal Verbsdefer to somebody/something
 
deferral noun
NAmE//dɪˈfərəl//
 
[uncountable, countable]
 
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See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: defer

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