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procrastinate (v.)

"to put off till another day, defer to a future time," 1580s, a back formation from procrastination or else from Latin procrastinatus, past participle of procrastinare "to put off till tomorrow; defer, delay." Intransitive sense of "be dilatory" is by 1630s. Related: Procrastinated; procrastinating. The earlier verb was procrastine (1540s), from French procrastiner.

Do not put off till tomorrow what can be put off till day-after-tomorrow just as well. ["Mark Twain," "Advice to Young People," 1882]

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Definitions of procrastinate from WordNet

procrastinate (v.)
postpone doing what one should be doing;
He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days
Synonyms: stall / drag one's feet / drag one's heels / shillyshally / dilly-dally / dillydally
procrastinate (v.)
postpone or delay needlessly;
He procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late
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