Definition of procrastinate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

procrastinate

 verb
verb
NAmE//prəˈkræstəˌneɪt//
 
[intransitive](formal)(disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they procrastinate
 
he / she / it procrastinates
 
past simple procrastinated
 
-ing form procrastinating
 
 
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to delay doing something that you should do, usually because you do not want to do it People were dying of starvation while governments procrastinated.
procrastination
 
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NAmE//prəˌkræstəˈneɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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