deferring deferring  /dɪ ˈfɜ rɪŋ/


  1. (v) hold back to a later time
  2. (v) yield to another's wish or opinion

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  1. It has been widely observed that Obama overlearned the lesson of the Clinton health-care effort by deferring to Congress to write the legislation.
  2. The two men were in a good mood, referring and deferring to each other throughout the 30-minute session and recalling a joint adventure on the high seas.
  3. That change includes deferring aircraft deliveries, cancelling orders, rationalizing routes and trimming staff to stave off financial collapse.


  1. How Do You Convince Your Broke Friends To Invest In Their Car?

    If you don't maintain your car, you become a danger to yourself and everyone else on the road. But maintaining a car is expensive, so your broke friends end up deferring maintenance until they crash. This came up when we talked about how the people with the least money are spending the most on tires, thanks to tire rental companies . Automatch was at least glad that people were spending money at ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Jalopnik

  2. House rejects Obama policy on DREAMers

    GOP-held House votes to halt the Obama administration's policy of deferring deportation of young adults brought to the country illegally as children.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Washington Post

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