verb (used without object), pro·cras·ti·nat·ed, pro·cras·ti·nat·ing.
verb (used with object), pro·cras·ti·nat·ed, pro·cras·ti·nat·ing.
Origin of procrastinate
Examples from the Web for procrastinate
I used to be a reporter, and there is no better way to procrastinate while writing than research.Book Bag: The Best Heists in Fact, Film, and Fiction|Matthew Quirk|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Techies know they hold all the cards to the obscure and procrastinate on the grounds of engineering mysteries.
And as the debtor procrastinates, so did Margaret Anison procrastinate.Wenderholme|Philip Gilbert Hamerton
It may be that if you procrastinate now you may never again hear the offer of the Gospel.Crying for the Light, Vol. 1 [of 3]|J. Ewing Ritchie
Drawing nearer, he made out the smouldering log; cowardice prompted him to procrastinate, he crept round behind it.Murder Point|Coningsby Dawson
Abandoned I have left my father's house, abandoned I procrastinate my doom.The Works of Horace|Horace
He evidently wanted to procrastinate quite as much as she did; he was not a bit more in a hurry to get back to the others.What Maisie Knew|Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for procrastinate
Word Origin for procrastinate
Word Origin and History for procrastinate
1580s, a back formation from procrastination or else from Latin procrastinatus, past participle of procrastinare "to put off till tomorrow; defer, delay" (see procrastination). Related: Procrastinated; procrastinating. Earlier verb was procrastine (1540s), from French.