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What does 'put off' mean?



 
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What does 'put off' mean? #1 (permalink) Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:10 am   What does 'put off' mean?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #177 "Phrasal idioms with the verb 'put'", question 2

A Russian culture festival on Tajik territory has been ......... indefinitely because of a local typhoid fever outbreak.

(a) put off
(b) put in
(c) put on
(d) put out

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #177 "Phrasal idioms with the verb 'put'", answer 2

A Russian culture festival on Tajik territory has been put off indefinitely because of a local typhoid fever outbreak.

Correct answer: (a) put off
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What does 'put off' mean? #2 (permalink) Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:52 am   What does 'put off' mean?
 

Hi,

'Put off'' suggests 'postponed' - in other words the festival will be held at a later date.

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