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DictionaryData from Oxford LanguagesLook it upWe couldn't find a definition. Try searching the web forpro·cras·ti·nate[prəˈkrastəˌnāt]✕PlayVERBprocrastinate (verb) · procrastinates (third person present) · procrastinated (past tense) · procrastinated (past participle) · procrastinating (present participle)
ORIGINlate 16th century: from Latin procrastinat- ‘deferred till the morning’, from the verb procrastinare, from pro- ‘forward’ + crastinus ‘belonging to tomorrow’ (from cras ‘tomorrow’).More definitions and word originNew content will be added above the current area of focus upon selectionSee lessTranslate procrastinate toNo translation found.Your Recent SearchesWords you've searched will appear here
- delay or postpone action; put off doing something:"it won't be this price for long, so don't procrastinate"synonyms:delay · put off doing something · postpone action · defer action · be dilatory · use delaying tactics · stall · temporize · play for time · play a waiting game · dally · drag one's feet/heels · take one's time · hesitate · vacillate · dither · be indecisive · be undecided · waver · haver · hum and haw · swither
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Select the best definition for procrastinate.ADivide into fractions or componentsBDelay or postpone action91% got this rightCHappening or developing gradually or in stagesSelect the best definition for procrastinate.
Correct answerDelay or postpone action91% got this right
Which word has a meaning similar to procrastinate?AhelpBwearCdelay96% got this rightWhich word has a meaning similar to procrastinate?
Correct answerdelay96% got this right
Pick the word that is similar to stall. 'He hauled the animal out of the stall.'Astand85% got this rightBawardCtonePick the word that is similar to stall. 'He hauled the animal out of the stall.'
Correct answerstand85% got this right