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PROCRASTINATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does procrastinate mean? 

PROCRASTINATE (verb)
  The verb PROCRASTINATE has 2 senses:

1. postpone doing what one should be doing
2. postpone or delay needlessly

  Familiarity information: PROCRASTINATE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROCRASTINATE (verb)


Sense 1procrastinate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Postpone doing what one should be doing

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

dilly-dally; dillydally; drag one's feet; drag one's heels; procrastinate; stall; shillyshally

Context example:

He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days

Hypernyms (to "procrastinate" is one way to...):

delay (act later than planned, scheduled, or required)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "procrastinate"):

procrastinate (postpone or delay needlessly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

They procrastinate a long time


Sense 2procrastinate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Postpone or delay needlessly

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

He procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late

Hypernyms (to "procrastinate" is one way to...):

delay (act later than planned, scheduled, or required)

dilly-dally; dillydally; drag one's feet; drag one's heels; procrastinate; shillyshally; stall (postpone doing what one should be doing)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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