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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
postpone /poust'poun/
  • ngoại động từ
    • hoãn lại
      • to postpone the meeting: hoãn cuộc họp
    • (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) đặt (cái gì) ở hàng thứ (sau cái khác); coi (cái gì) không quan trọng bằng (cái khác)
    • nội động từ
      • (y học) lên cơn muộn (sốt rét...)
    Concise Dictionary
    +hold back to a later time
    Thesaurus Dictionary
    delay, adjourn, defer, keep in abeyance, put off or aside, lay aside, suspend, shelve, put or keep on ice, temporize, dally, Colloq put on the back burner, US table:
    We ought to postpone further discussion till we have the facts.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    + verb
    ~ sth (to / until sth) to arrange for an event, etc. to take place at a later time or date: [VN] The game has already been postponed three times. + We'll have to postpone the meeting until next week. + They have agreed to postpone repayment of the loan to a future unspecified date. + [V -ing] It was an unpopular decision to postpone building the new hospital.
    Compare: CANCEL
    postponement noun [U, C]: Riots led to the postponement of local elections.
    Collocation Dictionary


    The event has been postponed indefinitely due to lack of interest.
    | merely
    The inevitable conflict was merely postponed till the next meeting.


    agree to, decide to, vote to | be forced to | ask sb to
    Ruth wrote at once, asking Maria to postpone her visit.


    Our visit had been postponed for several weeks.
    | from, to
    The match has been postponed from Wednesday night to Friday night.
    | till/until
    The meeting has been postponed until next week.

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