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English verb: procrastinate

1. procrastinate (stative) postpone doing what one should be doing


SamplesHe did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days.


ExamplesThey procrastinate a long time


Synonymsdilly-dally, dillydally, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, shillyshally, stall


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)delay


Narrower (hyponym)procrastinate

2. procrastinate (stative) postpone or delay needlessly


SamplesHe procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)delay, dilly-dally, dillydally, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, procrastinate, shillyshally, stall









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