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procrastinate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprocrastinatepro‧cras‧ti‧nate /prəˈkræstəneɪt/ verb [intransitive]  formalPOSTPONE/DO LATER to delay doing something that you ought to do, usually because you do not want to do it syn put off People often procrastinate when it comes to paperwork.see thesaurus at delayprocrastination /prəˌkræstəˈneɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
procrastinatePotential career changers tend to procrastinate.It's time to stop procrastinating and get the job done.Accordingly, we had to procrastinate, as we had done over the Supreme Soviet Deputies' visit to Britain.The judge procrastinated, but eventually the tabloids had their sport.He hesitated and procrastinated for weeks before he finally told her he wanted their relationship to end.His successors were less committed and procrastinated interminably.Certain players are procrastinating over their contracts in order to see how much money they can squeeze out of their clubs.Just as she had put off ringing Livingstone until it was too late, so she procrastinated with regard to contacting Gwen.
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Verb table
procrastinate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyprocrastinate
he, she, itprocrastinates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyprocrastinated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave procrastinated
he, she, ithas procrastinated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad procrastinated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill procrastinate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have procrastinated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam procrastinating
he, she, itis procrastinating
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you, we, theyare procrastinating
Past
I, he, she, itwas procrastinating
you, we, theywere procrastinating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been procrastinating
he, she, ithas been procrastinating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been procrastinating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be procrastinating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been procrastinating
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