名词:postponement 动词过去式:postponed 过去分词:postponed 现在分词:postponing 第三人称单数:postpones 形容词:postponable
1 [Tn, Tn.pr, Tg] ~ sth (to sth) arrange sth at a later time; defer sth 使某事物延期; 推迟某事物
*The match was postponed to the following Saturday because of bad weather. 比赛因天气不好而延期到下星期六进行.
* Let's postpone making adecision until we have more information. 咱们在获取更多情报之後再做决定不迟. Cf 参看 advance 6, cancel 1.
2 (idm 习语) postpone the evil `hour/`day put off until a later time an unpleasant task, etc, that one will eventually have to do 缓做一终须做的厌恶事.
1400-1500; Language: Latin;Origin:
postponere, from ponere; POSITION1
to change the date or time of a planned event or action to a later one
= put back
≠ bring forward The match had to be postponed until next week.postpone doing sth They've decided to postpone having a family for a while. His trial has been postponed indefinitely (=no one knows when it will happen) .>postponementn [U and C]
1. The debate was over whether to go ahead with Overlord in the spring of 1944, as the Russians and Americans favoured, or possibly to postpone the invasion for the sake of operations in the Mediterranean, as the British proposed. 辩论是针对是在1944年的春天像苏联和美国所赞成的那样继续进行“霸王”行动，还是如英国所提议的由于地中海地区军事行动的缘故可能推迟登陆。