delay, postpone, lengthen, hold off, drag one's heels, continue, pause, trail, play for time, drag one's feet, sit on, poke, extend, dillydally, draw out, prolong, fast, shillyshally, drag, elongate, wait, conk, put off, wait around, loiter, tarry, mark time, defer, temporize, lag, protract, gain time
procrastinate (part of speech: verb)
- At all events, it will be seen soon who are right, those who wish to procrastinate, or those who are in favor of immediate and decisive action." - "NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER", L. Muhlbach.
- " Just now," pleaded Shirley; " don't procrastinate." - "Shirley", Charlotte BrontÃ«.
- Michelangelo, remembering the obligation he was under to the Duke of Urbino, did all he could to evade this new engagement; but when this proved impossible, he began to procrastinate, and, pretending to be fully occupied with the cartoons for his huge picture, he worked in secret at the statues intended for the monument. - "The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti", John Addington Symonds.