English version

put somebody/something off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishput somebody/something off phrasal verb1 POSTPONE/DO LATER put something ↔ off to delay doing something or to arrange to do something at a later time or date, especially because there is a problem or you do not want to do it now syn delay, procrastinate The match has been put off until tomorrow because of bad weather.put off doing something I put off going to the doctor but I wish I hadn’t.2 DISAPPOINTED put somebody ↔ off British English to make you dislike something or not want to do something Don’t let the restaurant’s decor put you off – the food is really good.put somebody off (doing) something Don’t let your failures put you off trying harder.3 DELAY put somebody off to make someone wait because you do not want to meet them, pay them etc until later syn stall When he calls, put him off as long as you can.4 DISTURB put somebody off (something) British English to make it difficult for someone to pay attention to what they are doing by talking, making a noise, moving etc It puts me off when you watch me all the time.5 TT put somebody off (something) British English to let someone leave a vehicle at a particular place I’ll put you off at the supermarket. put→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
put off doing somethingCommissioners decided to put off voting on the proposal until next month.A woman is more likely to be put off by a polished performer, if that is all he has to offer.But don't be put off.Don't be put off by Garbage Beach, by the way - it's a surfers' paradise.His trusted advisers are at loggerheads, and he can not put off a decision much longer.M., putting off the ceremonial visit to the following morning.Very urgent business which he'd been putting off.put somebody off (doing) somethingAt first, she put it off.I want to know if that's going to inhibit you, put you off.It was no use putting it off and she was sure that Ana should know at the same time.It also intends to issue a convertible bond to raise more cash to put towards paying off debts of around euro60 billion.No matter how much he tried to put it off, he already knew that it was going to happen this week.Even the cloud of smoke slowly filling the kitchen couldn't put me off my soup.Yet most countries now have rules against insider dealing, not least because it can put outside investors off securities markets.He had already decided what must be done; the longer he put it off, the more difficult it might be.put somebody offSeles couldn't concentrate on the game - the photographers were putting her off.Stop staring at me, it's putting me off.That weekend put me off camping for the rest of my life!All the noise from the crowd put Alison off her game.When she told me she worked in an abattoir it rather put me off her.When you know an artist used to abuse his wife and children it does tend to put you off his work.Don't let her put you off, it's a really good movie.
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Verb table
put
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyput
he, she, itputs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyput
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave put
he, she, ithas put
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad put
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill put
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have put
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam putting
he, she, itis putting
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you, we, theyare putting
Past
I, he, she, itwas putting
you, we, theywere putting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been putting
he, she, ithas been putting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been putting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be putting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been putting
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