1. To break from a meeting or gathering; SYN. withdraw, retire.
2. To close at the end of a session; SYN. recess, break up.
1. To hold over goods to be sold for the next season; SYN. hold over.
2. To persist from one stage or sphere of activity to another.
3. To transfer from one time period to the next, as in accounting, for example; SYN. carry forward.
4. To transport from one place or state to another
1. To carry forward; SYN. persist in.
2. To continue a certain state, condition, or activity; SYN. go on, proceed, go along, keep on, keep.
3. To continue after an interruption.
4. To keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; SYN. uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve.
5. To exist over a prolonged period of time.
6. To continue to speak: he continued,; SYN. go on, carry on, proceed.
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.
ETYM Latin differre to defer, to delay.
To be different.
1. To intimidate somebody (with a threat).
2. To continue (as in office) for a prolonged period
3. Postpone, defer; to retain in a condition or position from an earlier period
4. To prolong the engagement of
[always passive] When something is left over, it remains after people have used or taken as much of it as they need or want.
1. To treat or classify according to a mental stereotype; SYN. stereotype, stamp.
2. To assign to an often restrictive category; classify
To hold back to a later time; SYN. hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off.
1. To adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body.
2. To discontinue meetings of a group without dissolving it
3. End session (of Parliament); postpone (meeting).
1. To turn away from and put aside, perhaps temporarily
2. To kill gently, as with an injection, as of pet animals; SYN. put to sleep.
To grant a respite to.
1. To provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt.
2. To transfer to another track, of trains.
1. To shunt aside (as to a railroad siding)
2. To turn aside from a purpose; deflect; to prevent action on by diversionary tactics
To remove gradually, as by labor, or a gradual process