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back-burner

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishback-burnerˈback-ˌburner, backburner /ˈbækˌbɜːnə $ -ˌbɜːrnər/ verb [transitive] informal 🔊 🔊 to delay doing something, because it does not need your attention immediately or because it is not as important as other things that you need to do immediately 🔊 Allison back-burnered her prestigious law career when she had a baby. 🔊 The project has been backburnered. leave/put something on the back burner at burner(3)→ See Verb table
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Verb table
back-burner
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyback-burner
he, she, itback-burners
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyback-burnered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave back-burnered
he, she, ithas back-burnered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad back-burnered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill back-burner
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have back-burnered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam back-burnering
he, she, itis back-burnering
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you, we, theyare back-burnering
Past
I, he, she, itwas back-burnering
you, we, theywere back-burnering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been back-burnering
he, she, ithas been back-burnering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been back-burnering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be back-burnering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been back-burnering
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