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Definition of adjourn verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive, transitive, often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they adjourn
he / she / it adjourns
past simple adjourned
-ing form adjourning
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to stop a meeting or an official process, especially a trial, for a period of time The court adjourned for lunch. adjourn something The trial has been adjourned until next week. The chairman may adjourn the meeting at any time. Phrasal Verbsadjourn to…
adjournment noun [countable, uncountable]
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The judge granted us a short adjournment.
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