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Language Refresher 94: Put off vs Put out

Collins Dictionary gave the following rules that will help us learn how to use put off and put out.

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(a.) put out  

1.  to expel; dismiss

2.  to extinguish (a fire or light)

3.  US to spend (money)

 

Ex.

-Firefighters tried to free the injured and put out the blaze.

-He crossed to the bedside table and put out the light. 

 

 

(b.) put off 

 

1.  to leave until later; postpone; delay

2.  to discard; dislike something

3.  to evade; divert

Ex.

-Women who put off having a baby often make the best mothers.

-He was put off by her appearance

 


 

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