1. To break from a meeting or gathering; SYN. withdraw, retire.
2. To close at the end of a session; SYN. recess, break up.
ETYM French déférer to pay deference, to yield, to bring before a judge, from Latin deferre to bring down; de- + ferre to bear. Related to Bear to support, and cf. Defer to delay, Delate.
To put off; to postpone to a future time; to delay the execution of; to delay; to withhold.
1. To act later than planned or scheduled.
2. To cause to be slowed down or delayed; SYN. detain, hold up.
To hold back to a later time; SYN. hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off.
1. To delay; to attempt to hold at a distance
2. To turn aside; to elude; to disappoint; to frustrate.
3. To rid oneself of; take off
4. To sell or pass fraudulently
To place on a shelve
1. To interrupt or discontinue
2. To bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.; SYN. debar.
3. To cause to be held in suspension in a fluid, of particles, in chemistry.
4. To hang freely
5. To make inoperative or stop; SYN. set aside.