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Definition of postpone verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they postpone
    he / she / it postpones
    past simple postponed
    -ing form postponing
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  1. 1to arrange for an event, etc. to take place at a later time or date synonym put somebodyoff
  2. 2 postpone something The game has already been postponed three times. postpone something to/until something We'll have to postpone the meeting until next week. They agreed to postpone repayment of the loan to a future unspecified date. postpone doing something It was an unpopular decision to postpone building the new hospital. compare cancel
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noun [uncountable, countable] Riots led to the postponement of local elections.
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