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Definition of defer verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    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 somethingoff
  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
[uncountable, countable]
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See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: defer

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