Synonym of put off

Verb

To postpone or assign to a later time or date
defer delay postpone remit shelve hold over hold up lay over put over adjourn dally dawdle dillydally hold off on lag linger loiter poke prorogue reschedule retard stay suspend tarry hold off put back drag one's feet put on hold put on ice leave to another time put on the back burner mothball table take a rain check on put in cold storage respite pigeonhole stall set aside hold in abeyance put aside interrupt hold back continue lay on the table put on back burner stop obstruct hold intermit halt procrastinate impede check hinder carry over put to one side arrest discontinue break off keep in abeyance protract prolong dissolve terminate detain withhold bring to an end block restrain curb pause hang fire stand over avoid set back slow lay aside cease give rain check cut short call a halt to hamper thwart evade inhibit stymie trammel frustrate extend fetter encumber sideline hamstring shackle interfere with slow up slow down disband recess end stonewall reserve prorogate waive restrict file break up give a rain check bar put in abeyance put on the shelf derail dismiss baulk hang up stave off hobble prevent cramp brake freeze clog do later put off the evil day put off the evil hour shut down put a stop to keep back hog-tie put a brake on stand in the way of bork bridle handcuff tie up balk put something on hold hold something over park retain get across put across hold something in abeyance suppress hang reprieve refuse rebuff cool temporise take a raincheck temporize contain take offline neglect leave renounce save keep put on the bank burner put on one side still slow pedal filibuster resist catch cut break limit forestall stifle cancel sever quit pink-slip omit inactivate can refrain keep from lengthen leave off manacle short-circuit prevent from making progress handicap embarrass not move pull up draw up stand still come to a standstill sabotage stand stand off bring up fetch up peter out fence forestay cut off push back count out rule out lay off put an end to bring to a standstill bring to a halt bring to a close take a breather from put on a back burner cool it put out of commission decommission rearrange put into storage shut up change the date pack away suspend proceedings knock off finish let up take a break come to an end take a breather take a recess take five call a halt take a rain check foil retardate call it a day repress cripple choke bring to screeching halt close off make late confine shut off get in the way of back off bog down choke off throw a spanner in the works of take down crimp throw a monkey wrench in the works of deter cumber get away from give the slip slip away from fob off run from give the runaround

Verb

To oppose by expressing disapproval

Verb

To annoy or irritate
ruffle annoy irritate nettle vex disturb agitate harass irk upset confuse disconcert fluster rattle trouble unsettle worry anger bother exasperate unnerve disquiet flurry needle peeve perturb discomfit aggravate bug discompose discountenance faze rile stir affect hassle nark throw chafe discombobulate eat frost gall get get to grate gripe itch make nervous miff niggle persecute pique rasp shake up spite put out throw off balance abrade bluster browbeat bully burn up cow disrupt distress excite floor flummox fret frill fuddle furbelow intimidate provoke stump torment wear get across hack off put someone off their stroke wind up cause someone to lose their composure put into a flap throw into a tizz rattle one's cage throw into tizzy confound perplex nonplus dismay bewilder abash psych out alarm shake daunt distract baffle discourage embarrass muddle mystify unhinge frustrate dumbfound take aback puzzle frighten scare addle mortify deter dishearten make anxious throw off make uneasy concern discomfort ail fuss hagride frazzle distemper derail demoralize spook psych weird out freak out demoralise disorder shock unbalance disarrange disorganize jumble overwhelm destabilize jolt disarray dispirit derange discommode horrify surprise befuddle bamboozle alarum undo exercise rummage terrify destabilise appal terrorize panic chagrin unman throw into confusion afflict depress chill terrorise throw into disorder appall pull the rug from under screw up mix up mess up pull the rug out from under muck up put out of countenance put someone off their stride astonish dizzy awe overawe subdue startle sadden deject catch somebody off balance catch somebody unawares torture despair consternate dash disappoint cause disquiet to agonize blind thwart sap disillusion paralyse plague oppress agonise pester beset aggrieve nag beleaguer bedevil disenchant affright pother disgruntle snafu let down foul up paralyze put the wind up someone throw into a tizzy knock for six knock sideways fill with consternation louse up give someone a turn pour cold water on throw cold water on stir up work up put off one's stroke beat bemuse dishevel muss rumple shuffle pose tousle dislocate scramble disjoint gravel maze hash tumble befog fog fox disorient muddy buffalo spoil convulse obfuscate wilder stop bollix stumble upset the apple cart amaze make a mess of interfere with make someone scratch their head cause confusion in obscure set someone thinking cut short wonder muddy the waters mull throw a spanner in the works of cause turmoil in throw a monkey wrench in the works of profundicate foil flabbergast turn upside-down snow intrude on break up throw into disarray play havoc with complicate turn sicken down dement displace throw into uproar

Verb

To delay a situation until one is prepared
play for time delay gain time hang back hang fire hold back procrastinate stall temporise temporize dither equivocate filibuster hedge hesitate prevaricate stonewall use delaying tactics beat about the bush defer hum and haw kick the can down the road tergiversate palter be evasive postpone tarry shilly-shally vacillate be indecisive play a waiting game stall for time wait hold off balk baulk avoid committing oneself use Fabian tactics avoid making a decision take your time obstruct hinder block waste time prevent employ delaying tactics buy time dally drag adjourn waver dawdle suspend action prolong dilly-dally let slide swither retard linger cool goldbrick stay put off doing something loiter drag one's heels lag postpone action drag your feet be dilatory poke pause defer action protract drag one's feet take a raincheck haver be undecided lie cavil dodge shuffle quibble pussyfoot sidestep deceive flannel fence shift evade fabricate fib jive invent distort falsify misrepresent con misstate exaggerate dissemble fudge garble misspeak belie duck the issue be non-committal beat around the bush phony up put on parry questions beg the question dodge the issue sidestep the issue be vague give a false colour to stretch the truth waffle weasel pussyfoot around evade the issue duck the question sit on the fence fudge the issue avoid duck blow hot and cold avoid the issue parry tergiverse be ambiguous flip-flop cop out hem and haw shuck mince words shuffle about pass the buck cop a plea be noncommittal mince one's words skirt ramble fake fluctuate falter shift ground about gloss over eschew escape elude adumbrate double-talk skirt the issue play it close to the vest feint baffle maneuver shirk foil contest outwit manoeuvre change yo-yo run around cover up straddle the fence tell white lie give run around cloud the issue fight off give nothing away play one's cards close to one's chest dodge the question straddle an issue blather blandish blarney beguile change one's mind circumvent bypass use flattery talk blarney butter up fast-talk not pay not give a straight answer to fend off cop out of skirt round beat around bush get out of find a way round be equivocal about beat about the bush about be evasive about quibble about avoid answering bargain haggle negotiate hedge one's bets shuffle around give the run around deal chaffer dicker babble divert distract wheel and deal cut a deal horse-trade take one's time hold over

Verb

Fail to keep up with another or others in movement or development
lag delay linger dawdle loiter dally trail idle saunter straggle tarry hang back shilly-shally crawl creep decrease diddle dillydally dilly-dally diminish dither drag drop fail fall back fall behind flag lallygag lollygag mope poke drag behind ebb slacken trail behind wane falter hobble inch jelly limp lounge move slowly plod procrastinate retard shuffle slouch slow stagger stay tail tool trudge bring up the rear not keep pace be behind drop back drop behind fall off inch along slow up drag one's feet lose strength get no place fast drag your feet hang about pause hang around take your time fritter away fool around waste time loll wait loaf amble kill time hesitate stall drift trifle putter hang out warm a chair sit around take one's time meander vacillate traik bide boondoggle remain stroll be dilatory lag behind while away time goof off be long be tardy trifle with horse around fool with while away stop temporise temporize filibuster rest lodge play games with fool about hang round mooch mosey skulk goof around stay put stop over lose time shamble wander slough ramble halt dabble lurk traipse go slowly hover hold the phone pass time potter be slow potter around potter about toddle mark time diddle-daddle hang fire potter round fritter time away bum around shlep along scrounge around sit on one's butt totter lumber stray follow roam rove drag oneself drag yourself tag along tag along behind drag along not keep up walk slowly stumble tramp waddle dodder scuffle scuff galumph stamp stump clump tromp barge slog stomp lump flounder lurch shift flog change pound scuff one's feet walk

Verb

Make or become lighter in weight, pressure, or severity
lighten decrease lessen reduce allay alleviate assuage diminish ease mitigate relieve make lighter moderate palliate soften temper calm soothe subdue ameliorate attenuate change comfort dilute disburden disencumber empty eradicate extenuate facilitate free jettison levitate mollify remove shift take thin unburden unload uplight upraise cut down make less pour out reduce weight throw out take a load off unlade offload unpack remove cargo unstow take off discharge off-load take away unship carry away abate lower quell take the edge off dull weaken tone down blunt quiet deaden relax curb still taper check cushion curtail de-escalate drop pacify modify restrain contract shrink cut cool ebb slacken dwindle tranquilize lull tranquillize appease help tail off minimize depreciate decrement quieten dampen decline wane take the sting out let up settle slash damp minimise ease off wind down placate drop off stifle downscale peter out slow down sweeten cut back taper off sink subside lenify compose remit smother take the bite out devaluate pour oil on erode qualify suppress depress smooth scale down downsize impair calm down roll back soft-pedal fade damp down slump ratchet down phase down let up on limit die down dry up degrade trim wear away wear down minify relent clip quench muffle dial down mute anaesthetize salve step down anesthetize make cutbacks in drain pare down make nice waste decay droop degenerate loosen deplete evaporate deteriorate crumble wither shrivel fall fall off shorten recede slake run low lose edge narrow down slack off pare numb narrow commute plummet grow less prune pall dent couch make smaller cripple grow smaller adjust gentle blur bring down dispel abridge improve fall away take down trim back trim down mark down becalm lullaby dissipate buffer drain away kill cure satisfy become smaller untrouble balm mellow aid assist die out die away whittle down put an end to play up to smooth down cool out cool off dulcify square patch things up take the sting out of rebate tail away ration control peter address shave paralyse tame discount silence mask truncate restrict benumb knock down excuse paralyze phase out fix up take sting out round down take it easy dock fill surfeit plunge gruntle obtund modulate get rid of hush reduce the force of ease up ease up on sate put a stop to dismiss banish reduce punishment admix heal ally repress eliminate destroy make less strict make less formal transmogrify switch revamp conciliate rachet down go easy break cut back on become less contain reduce something drive away chase away put to rest drive off sap release make less intense put damper on put the lid on put a damper on propitiate make reductions in slim down retrench on salami-slice take pressure off slack enfeeble make peace with quieten down butter up lessen the impact of stroke soften the impact of reduce the impact of settle down win over make up chill out fine tune monkey around with take the bite out of make reasonable stabilize overcome lay off loose extinguish constrict adulterate deflate rarefy disable undermine vitiate offset debilitate enervate resolve pad demilitarise save neutralise rescue recover stabilise neutralize defuse demilitarize get less drop away flag desist die off run interference for clear the way cheer nurse forward disengage speed up doctor simplify meliorate promote make easier speed untighten expedite attend to lift open the door further brighten nosedive waste away come down go down water down counteract amputate close crop punctuate succor succour console vary solace smooth out clear the air take the heat stop liss interrupt slack up prevent break up bring respite to bring an end to bring aid to make bearable make something bearable bring aid take load off axe ax amortise downgrade cast down amortize tighten run down

Verb

To snub and reject an offer or suggestion
rebuff decline refuse reject spurn cut slight snub repudiate repulse cold-shoulder disdain dismiss ignore repel turn down check deny discourage resist stiff-arm brush off snout chide cross cut dead disallow disregard freeze out neglect oppose put down rebuke reprove knock back look right through beat off fend off give someone the brush-off hold off pass up push back send away stave off tell off ward off give someone the go-by give the brush keep at bay lash out at not hear of give the cold shoulder keep at a distance keep at arm's length put in one's place tell someone where to get off shun scorn avoid rebut ostracize pass disapprove reprobate balk at nix send to Coventry ostracise coldshoulder negative deselect treat with contempt hold back keep off brush aside stiff blank high-hat throw out exclude keep away fight off deter say no turn away drive back renounce discount scout sneer at scoff at throw over demur misprize sniff at say no to negate baulk at not accept pooh-pooh look past turn back look down on send packing parry turn your back on deride forgo desist abjure belittle mock give somebody the cold shoulder play down pass on ridicule contemn jilt demur at wave aside abstain from snoot refrain from shy from disown drive away foil cool force back withhold from desist from make light of treat disrespectfully frustrate beat back set aside send one's regrets shake one's head thrust back act cool take no notice of hold in contempt turn up your nose at put to flight kick in the teeth steer clear of see off not give time of day give the bum's rush turn deaf ear to turn one's back on turn nose up at sneeze at look down upon give the cold shoulder to shrug off veto look straight through turn on avert deflect reluct turn aside hold at bay turn against give a pain turn your nose up at delay obstruct evade look straight through someone defeat pretend not to see overlook skip refuse admittance to give somebody the run-around fight back make unwelcome turn up one's nose miss heave-ho overthrow stall filibuster not heed set back force away throw back pour cold water on put aside put out of one's mind throw cold water on withdraw protest give the thumbs down to not take advantage of not budge on turn from send off jib at dispense with not care for hold out protest at not buy draw the line at refuse to receive give thumbs down to fight show disrespect show disrespect for blink at confront stonewall kick prevent duel dispute stand off traverse drive off wipe slam-dunk make little of undermine knock down force off give cold shoulder to stand up against chase away cast aside humiliate insult disparage despise express contempt affront pour scorn on dis flout disrespect diss humble mortify shame be scornful about be above jeer at heap scorn on laugh at be contemptuous about abandon spit on revile refute gibe piss over confute abhor hate sneer piss on defy scoff trash taunt hold up to scorn desert scratch offend swank slur chill ice duck scold snob upstage censure boycott burr blow raspberries at laugh out of court discard forbear cock a snook at run down consider beneath you forsake disavow ice out curl your lip at consider beneath one give the Bronx cheer to spit in the face of turn back on make fun of show contempt for spit in the eye of retract recant reverse forswear give the brushoff look coldly upon eschew rescind revoke give someone a slap in the face put the chill on give up cast off disprofess keep someone at arm's length look right through someone dishonor rat turn default disinherit tergiversate banish flush oust dishonour cast defect apostatize tergiverse shed lay aside cut off disacknowledge dump have no more truck with wash one's hands of wash your hands of be against break with have nothing more to do with fly in the face of opt out refuse to take advantage of look down one's nose at opt out of give the thumbs down give the red light

Verb

Give up; let go
waive relinquish renounce abandon surrender yield cede reject give up abdicate abjure disregard drop forsake refuse resign sacrifice defer forgo postpone put aside remit spurn allow delay disclaim disown dispense with do without grant leave neglect prorogue remove renege reserve set aside shelve stay suspend table sign away turn down hand over hold off hold up refrain from turn over render lay down deliver cough up turn in part with forfeit abnegate forego concede forswear ignore transfer decline quit give away eschew pass up cut out lose step down from deliver up go without step aside from let go of dismiss repudiate let pass cease stop abstain from desist give over swear off give in opt out let go leave out bail out cast off give miss commit pass skip discard forbear refrain demit vacate resist desert withdraw avoid withgo quitclaim capitulate miss out on let go by pass on bequeath ditch fail to take advantage of yield up shed steer clear of withhold from leave off pack in fold make over bag it give way cast aside pass by back down lay aside desist from give something a miss say goodbye to throw in the towel throw in the sponge close your eyes to forget deny oneself brush aside waste squander convey assign confer disinherit shirk disgorge deny recommend hand entrust consign trust intrust transmit repose delegate vest confide pass something up betray blow spare prostitute withdraw from stand down from separate oneself from sign off divorce oneself from wash hands of turn one's back on shun relegate fork out fork up dispense fritter away expend bypass botch sacrifice something kiss goodbye leave behind pay with be deprived of be stripped of kiss goodbye to abstain disavow submit cast dump communicate vouchsafe abalienate accord remise halt deny yourself restrain from lay off fail to take pass over fail to grasp lose out on let slip drop the ball bow succumb terminate kick come across with sign over fork over not touch stay away from get off rein in forbear from shy from can commend budge blink relent retire cut loose drop out kiss good-bye stand down acquiesce knuckle under cave in concede defeat take the pledge take the oath quit cold turkey drop like hot potato keep off call a halt to skip out on antedate climb down sell out exclude disqualify step down precede knock off resign from back out of drop out of proffer admit defeat cry uncle buckle under pull out hand in despair tender chicken out present bow out comply collapse leave holding the bag leave high and dry leave in the lurch sit out discharge keep from leave alone antecede preexist predate cancel omit eliminate rule out throw out cross out shut the door on dish out allot devolve hand on bestow allocate shell out lay out pay hand down provide pony up ante up hand out apportion distribute pay up furnish parcel out charge pay out dole out place disburse come up with deal out refer offer supply produce alienate mete out commission donate invest depute deed give out alien contribute authorize authorise prorate portion make with chip in stump up appoint spend task feed send administer dispatch share send on settle up put lay deposit award foot the bill pass round pass out hand round lend direct kick in pitch in come across designate set down defray the cost of devote impart appropriate leave with divide put into the hands of send out dispose of disseminate pay for reassign shift bestow on circulate share out mete confer on divvy give to give back turn over to sign something over put in extend volunteer shell something out release give over to divert find will gift make something over to someone stump something up confine outlay put in charge of issue shunt redirect put down finish with let fall channel free render up throw let someone have club together vest in give into the custody of give into the care of unload give into the charge of promise ordain destine engage leave to employ move send on errand hold responsible for send on mission change let have endow lodge set make a contribution make a donation handball escalate give custody of deposit with give custody decentralise pass to pass down decentralize offload get rid of hand to foist fob off be handed down palm off give free rein divide out partition measure give with lot return offer back pin devise demise attorn have a whip-round patronise advance allow to look after let out make trustee loan aid let store patronize put into hands of command show level apply exhibit put in the hands of pertain belong entrust to grant to invest in settle display give oneself over fall victim fold up suffer defeat accept defeat be overwhelmed cry quits lay down your arms break show the white flag come to terms be overcome indulge resign yourself lay down arms be conquered be beaten give up the struggle buckle raise the white flag call it quits saddle burden aim instate target ascribe expose extract broadcast let off drop off unveil repeat spread scoop dish up ladle serve spoon inflict serve up deal cut in disperse parcel lot out divvy up split break up portion out ration out ration admeasure cut measure out divide up carve up slice piece up slice up declare give and take carry relay publish make known retail stream retweet RT provide use of be generous with send forth allow use of fulfil achieve carry out make good on implement live up to fulfill have deliver the goods carry through bear roll out bring forward put forward bring out draw out bring to light

Verb

To avoid providing a clear answer or statement
weasel hedge equivocate waffle tergiversate fudge pussyfoot dodge duck sidestep circumvent elude shirk baulk balk eschew shuck flee renege welsh get around cop out hem and haw lay low slip out sneak away tap dance beat around the bush give the runaround dance around an issue worm one's way out of prevaricate vacillate evade flannel beat about the bush avoid fence shilly-shally be non-committal parry questions evade the issue hum and haw sit on the fence quibble stall be evasive tergiverse stonewall dodge the issue fudge the issue blow hot and cold duck the question shuffle parry skirt bypass temporize hesitate falsify escape temporise be vague mince words flip-flop pussyfoot around shuffle about avoid the issue duck the issue skirt round be noncommittal get out of find a way round beg the question pass the buck cop a plea sidestep the issue misrepresent fake shift ground about ramble skirt the issue play it close to the vest waver be ambiguous palter cavil not pay not give a straight answer to fend off cop out of beat around bush be equivocal about beat about the bush about be evasive about quibble about avoid answering jive con lie adumbrate double-talk fib stall for time run around cover up straddle the fence tell white lie give run around cloud the issue skip beat shortcut body-swerve steer clear of skip out on dance around shake ditch give a wide berth to juke give the slip put the move on go around shake off hedge one's bets shuffle around give the run around mince one's words be indecisive shift dither deceive gloss over fabricate feint baffle maneuver foil contest outwit manoeuvre change yo-yo invent distort misstate exaggerate dissemble garble misspeak belie fight off phony up put on stretch the truth play one's cards close to one's chest dodge the question straddle an issue give nothing away blather blandish blarney beguile change one's mind give a false colour to use flattery talk blarney butter up fast-talk fudge and mudge back and fill euphemize tapdance bargain haggle negotiate deal chaffer dicker babble wheel and deal cut a deal horse-trade

Adjective

Having lost confidence or hope
discouraged daunted demoralised demoralized dismayed dispirited pessimistic crestfallen deflated despondent disappointed disconsolate disheartened downcast dashed deterred low-spirited cast down cowed crushed dejected depressed fed up gloomy glum intimidated let down unconfident unenthused unenthusiastic beat beat-down blue caved-in chap-fallen come-apart down downbeat down-in-mouth heartsick heartsore hopeless low melancholy sad having lost heart lacking in confidence lacking in enthusiasm lost momentum with cold feet down in the dumps down in the mouth gone to pieces in a funk in blue funk in the dumps sick as a parrot alarmed frightened terrified scared unnerved overawed threatened overcome shaken disillusioned overwhelmed browbeaten unsettled apprehensive nervous afraid downhearted miserable forlorn unhappy saddened woebegone doleful sorrowful inconsolable joyless mournful melancholic heartbroken wretched brokenhearted sorry heavyhearted desolate hangdog woeful droopy morose bad heavy-hearted dismal distressed despairing dolorous upset cheesed off brassed off in low spirits broken-hearted cheerless moody oppressed in the doldrums grief-stricken weary choked discontented disgruntled chapfallen troubled sullen irritated defeatist spiritless somber sombre annoyed subdued anguished exasperated lugubrious negative tearful dragged grieving irked in the pits sapped weighed down bummed out perturbed long-faced in despair defeated wistful hurt peeved displeased piqued down-hearted unsatisfied desperate shot down narked dissatisfied as sick as a parrot in pain pensive down and out bereaved distraught grieved bored aggrieved devastated angry emotional resigned broken tristful frustrated cast-down tired destroyed bleak saturnine all torn up thrown sulky morbid bothered sick disturbed shattered worried miffed rueful ticked off teed off browned off peed off abject bummed-out teary gutted funereal weepy crabbed flat mirthless out of sorts cynical crummy cut up hurting taken down in tears in grief in doldrums singing the blues unhopeful sick at heart listless undermined doubtful put out black comfortless humbled beaten drained pained vanquished devitalized disenchanted jaded tormented unfulfilled hacked off afflicted wearied blasé dull cross bleeding suicidal grumpy Eeyorish sepulchral fatalistic with a long face dour enervated mopey damp sunk surly adust sick and tired huffy dysphoric sunk in gloom ripped ill-humored grim bearish mopish broody unconsolable gloom-ridden foreboding ill-humoured in a blue funk low in spirits torn up languorous triste down in dumps gray grey languid uncertain unmanned concerned empty abashed discombobulated uptight bugged sore shook antsy burned contused apathetic sheepish depressing suffering weakened unoptimistic shook up taken aback browned-off torn-up discontent lachrymose without energy depressive shamefaced lowered bowed dark brooding down-in-the-mouth off sluggish atrabilious clouded dampened drooping sagging sour godforsaken shot-down churlish moping ugly weeping emo prostrate with grief sorry for yourself distrustful languished bowed down down in mouth hapless regretful crabby bitter sorrowing frantic anxious unable to be comforted beside oneself with grief unable to be consoled misanthropic suspicious fraught overpowered crippled doubting agonised elegiac agonized elegiacal uneasy feeling down full of gloom blue funk looking as if one had lost a pound and found a penny on a downer alarmist no-win strabilious long-suffering low-down given to looking on the black side in the toilet tamed disconcerted can't win not a prayer at end of one's rope at the end of your tether in the soup discomfited dishonoured ruined at the end of one's tether at one's wits' end chagrined aghast mourning griefstricken licked dishonored worsted baulked objecting balked bored by surfeited by weary of distressed by glutted by surfeited with jaded with jaded by satiated by spineless mentally defeated without hope glutted with looking on the dark side looking on the black side surfeited sated satiated have had it up to here with have had enough have had a basinful of have had something up to here irate agitated harried flustered solemn infuriated vexed harassed aggravated nettled riled dreary not best pleased grievous maddened incensed embittered inflamed provoked furious heavy testy resentful fuming wrathful enraged up to here unsated ungratified fretted carrying a chip on your shoulder hot-tempered up the wall in a huff in a temper hung up

Noun

The state of being adjourned, or action of adjourning
adjournment deferment deferral delay interruption postponement suspension discontinuation prorogation stay recess break pause rescheduling shelving disbandment dissolution dissolving halting pigeonholing termination breaking off breather mothballing rest stoppage tabling continuation intermission moratorium put-off putting off let up temporary cessation time out knocking off suspension of proceedings taking five respite putting back procrastination deferring arrest reprieve grace protraction rain check continuance rearrangement holdup hiatus extension layoff letup remission abeyance abeyancy time-out halt interlude interval gap stop wait lull check downtime cessation interim interregnum lacuna breathing space lapse standstill discontinuance spell discontinuity interstice entr'acte deadlock freeze dormancy stopover quiescence doldrums latency end gridlock let-up hold-up hiccup parenthesis hiccough pausation cutoff suspense impasse finish hesitation ending extra time stopping standoff space caesura hitch logjam holding pattern stalemate period stand deep freeze term cold storage suspended animation comma span five layover time lag break-off surcease meanwhile meantime breathing spell obstruction hindrance dead end Mexican standoff transferal change of date embargo stay of execution carrying over ban prohibition truce episode lagging time gap time warp intervening period intervening time intermezzo idyll smoko tie draw allowance leeway grace period stop-off pause in the action disturbance obstacle disruption sojourn visit time season passage course stretch half-time catch-22 stand-off disconnection intrusion severance impediment passing playtime ten while dead heat armistice rupture disuniting blackout separation division rift split breach quiescency break in your journey closing checkmate ceasing arrestment close shutoff expiration conclusion suppression cease closure offset shutdown closedown more time additional time longer period increased time inhibition blockage hole desisting remaining block terminating deterring holding lessening staying prevention restraint checking stalling restraining inaction full stop breath reduction beat dead stop communication breakdown decrease abatement easing hush silence lapse of time stillness moderation diminution dwindling slackening waning break off happy hour rest period awkward moment coffee break relaxation ebb ebbing alleviation amelioration dying down retardation release cutback

Antonym of put off

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