verb (used with object), post·poned, post·pon·ing.
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The SEC is dealing with outbreaks at several programs, and 10 Football Bowl Subdivision games were either canceled or postponed this past week.Navy has second consecutive game postponed because of coronavirus|Kareem Copeland|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
If football season had been postponed, the Big Ten’s 14 affiliates would’ve each lost some $100 million in revenue.Football is back in Happy Valley. The coronavirus never left.|Kent Babb|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
Lynn said he was not aware of any consideration being given to postponing Sunday’s game.Giants and Chargers players test positive for coronavirus|Mark Maske|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
They griped in August, when the Big Ten initially announced it was postponing its football season.Nebraska football is airing its grievances against the Big Ten, over and over and over|Matt Bonesteel|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
The Boston Marathon announced Wednesday that it is postponing its 2021 race, the 125th in the event’s history, to at least autumn of that year.Boston Marathon postponed to an already busy fall 2021 race calendar|Des Bieler|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
And Rep. Jim McDermott laid out an impassioned—and eminently reasonable—case for postponing the vote.
One is just postponing the inevitable, while the other seeks to deny that inevitability outright.Jill Lepore on When Life Begins and Ends in ‘The Mansions of Happiness’|Malcolm Jones|June 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The New York affiliate said it was postponing two spring fundraising events due to concerns about raising money.Komen Kills Major Lobbying Day in D.C., Urges People Not to Abandon Women|Abigail Pesta|March 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Obama would do right to address any fears of irrelevance, which he—inadvertently—helped stoke by postponing his trip twice.
He has said he is postponing future travel to the U.S. because of fear that he faces legal sanctions here.
A dozen broils that Jim had been postponing for Belle to arbitrate had now to be considered.The Preacher of Cedar Mountain|Ernest Thompson Seton
As a pretext for postponing his letter, he took up the paper and glanced down the first page.The Glimpses of the Moon|Edith Wharton
This unauthorised interpolation may have had its share in postponing the prohibition of the book by the Church of Rome.Kepler|Walter W. Bryant
Do not be caught in the delusion of many thousands in postponing a home until they can have an expensive one.The Wedding Ring|T. De Witt Talmage
You forget that your father and I would prefer to see Ned at once, and would not approve of postponing his visit.A Houseful of Girls|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey