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Фразовый глагол недели: to put off

Значения:
1) откладывать, отсрочивать, переносить

Синонимы: to postpone, to call off

Пример: Good executives never put off until tomorrow what they can get someone else to do today. (John C. Maxwell)

2) вызывать отвращение, отталкивать, возмущать

Синонимы: to disgust, to be repugnant, to make disgusted

Пример: I'm usually put off by performers when they get political. (Tracey Ullman)

3) мешать, отвлекать, сбивать, смущать

Синонимы: to confuse, to interfere, to hinder, to impede, to hamper, to stand in the way, to distract

Пример: One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says put you off from your goals. (Michelle Obama)

4) снимать предмет одежды

Синоним: to take off

Пример: Remember that with her clothes a woman puts off her modesty. (Herodotus)

5) отбросить (сомнения, страхи, опасения, предосторожность)

Синоним: to rid the mind of smth, to lay aside, to cast smth to the winds, to give up, to discard, to cast aside

Пример: Put off your imagination, as you put off your overcoat, when you enter the laboratory. Put it on again, as you put on your overcoat, when you leave. (Claude Bernard)

6) отчаливать, сниматься с якоря

Синонимы: to unmoor, to sail away, to get under way

Пример: I'm not like most designers, who have to put off from familiar land and set sail on an exotic getaway to get inspired. (Alexander Wang)

7) выключать (свет, электричество)

Синонимы: to turn off, to switch off

Пример: Night comes to the desert all at once, as if someone put off the light. (Joyce Carol Oates)

8) (with smth) отделаться от кого-то/чего-то (под каким-либо предлогом)

Синонимы: to get rid of, to shake off, to throw off

Пример: I feel at times that I cannot put my fears off with only making films about them. (Alfred Hitchcock)

Проверьте себя: Never put off till tomorrow what …

  1. you can do the day after tomorrow.
  2. bothers you most.
  3. presents the biggest challenge for you.

Правильный ответ на нашу предыдущую «проверку» – вариант C.

Фразовый глагол put off

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