To put off

to go away; to depart; esp., to leave land, as a ship; to move from the shore.
- Locke.

See also: Put

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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For the remainder of the day no one ventured to put off to the ship, deterred by the effects of the fire-arms.
They resolved, as soon as it was dark, to put off quietly in the ship's boat, which they would be able to do unperceived, and to coast along back to Astoria.
But that she must and should retract was instantly the eager cry of both the Thorpes; they must go to Clifton tomorrow, they would not go without her, it would be nothing to put off a mere walk for one day longer, and they would not hear of a refusal.
All I can ask you to do is to put off her departure, if possible, till later in the day.
"If Miss Verinder refuses to put off her visit to her aunt
"My lord," says she, in a graver voice, "you will be pleased to remember, you mentioned this matter to me first; for I would not appear to you in the light of one who is endeavouring to put off my cousin upon you.
Life coach Stephanie Varda, who specialises in managing stress, says: "It's human nature to put off those little life admin jobs.
Resident's efforts to put off the fire did not yield fruits.
The ministry said it will collect more opinions before making a decision over whether to put off the policy at the end of this month.
The revisions to the labor law known as the Labor Standards Act include possibilities to put off the one-day mandatory day off every week, increase overtime hours from 46 to 54 per month, prolong annual paid holidays by one year, and reduce break hours from 11 to eight hours between shifts through negotiations between workers or labor unions and employers.
For all that's been written about men avoiding the doctor and their reasons for doing this, it may come as a surprise to many that women appear more likely to put off receiving medical treatment because of cost.
Millennials are significantly more likely than any of the other generations to put off marriage (18%), put off having kids (24%), put off furthering their education (34%) and to have moved in with parents or relatives (which one in five has done).

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