posponer

posponer(
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poh
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nehr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to defer)
a. to postpone
El partido fue pospuesto debido a la lluvia.The game was postponed due to rain.
b. to put off
El guitarrista se rompió un dedo y tuvieron que posponer el concierto.Their guitar player broke a finger and they had to put off the show.
2. (to relegate)
a. to put before
En estos momentos, debería posponerlo todo a sus estudios.Right now, he should be putting his studies before everything else.
b. to subordinate
La salud pública no se debe posponer a beneficios financieros.Public health should not be subordinated to financial gains.
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posponer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (relegar)
a. to put behind, to relegate
2. (aplazar)
a. to postpone
posponer
transitive verb
1 (aplazar) to postpone
2 (subordinar)
posponer la salud al trabajo to put one's career before one's health; posponer el amor propio al interés general to subordinate one's pride to the general interest; posponer a algn to downgrade sb
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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