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Definition of put off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

put off

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

    put somebodyoff

     
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  1. 1to cancel a meeting or an arrangement that you have made with someone It's too late to put them off now. She put him off with the excuse that she had too much work to do.
  2. 2to make someone dislike someone or something or not trust them/it She's very smart but her manner does tend to put people off. Don't be put off by how it looks—it tastes delicious. see also off-putting
  3. 3 (also put somebody off something) to disturb someone who is trying to give all their attention to something that they are doing Don't put me off when I'm trying to concentrate. The sudden noise put her off her game.

put somethingoff

 
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to change something to a later time or date synonym delay, postpone We've had to put off our wedding until September. put off doing something He keeps putting off going to the dentist.