about the bush, adjourn, appall, bear off, beat around, beg the question, blind, blunt, cast off, chill, cloak, color, continue, cool, cover, cover story, cover-up, dally, damp, dampen, defer, deflect, delay, deter, device, dillydally, disaffect, discourage, disgust, disincline, disinterest, distract, divert, dodge, doff, douse, drag out, drop, duck, embark, equivocate, excuse, extend, facade, feint, fence, front, get under way, give offense, gloss, go off soundings, go to sea, gross out, guise, handle, hang fire, hang up, haul off, have way upon, hedge, hem and haw, hold off, hold over, hold up, horrify, indispose, lag, lame excuse, lay aside, lay by, lay over, linger, locus standi, loiter, mask, nauseate, offend, ostensible motive, parry, pigeonhole, poke, poor excuse, postpone, pretense, pretension, pretext, procrastinate, prolong, prorogate, prorogue, protestation, protract, public motive, pull away, pull back, push aside, push off, pussyfoot, put aside, put on ice, put to sea, quench, recess, recoil, refuge, remove, repel, reserve, revolt, run from, sail, sail away, sail away from, screen, semblance, set aside, set by, sham, sheer off, shelve, shift, shift off, shock, shove off, show, shrink, shy, shy away, shy off, sicken, sidestep, sleep on, slip out of, smoke screen, stalking-horse, stand from, stand off, stand over, stave off, stay, steer away from, step aside, step out of, stratagem, stretch out, subterfuge, suspend, swerve, table, take a recess, take off, tarry, temporize, throw off, trail, trick, turn aside, turn away, turn from, turn off, turn the stomach, undo, unwrap, varnish, veil, waive, ward off, wean from
pretext, pretense, pretension, plea, allegation, advocation, ostensible motive, ostensible ground, ostensible reason, phony reason, excuse, subterfuge, color, gloss, guise, cover, loop hole, starting hole, how to creep out of, salvo, come off, way of escape, handle, peg to hang on, room locus standi, stalking-horse, cheval de bataille, cue, pretense, put off
, dust thrown in the eyes, blind, moonshine, mere pretext, shallow pretext, lame excuse, lame apology, tub to a whale, false plea, sour grapes, makeshift, shift, white lie, special pleading, soft sawder, ostensibly, alleged, apologetic, pretended, ostensibly, under color, under the plea, under the pretense of, under the guise of.
be late, tarry, wait, stay, bide, take time, dawdle, linger, loiter, bide one's time, take one's time, gain time, hang fire, stand over, lie over, put off
, defer, delay, lay over, suspend, table, shift off, stave off, waive, retard, remand, postpone, adjourn, procrastinate, dally, prolong, protract, spin out, draw out, lengthen out, stretch out, prorogue, keep back, tide over, push to the last, drive to the last, let the matter stand over, reserve, temporize, consult one's pillow, sleep on it, lose an opportunity, be kept waiting, dance attendance, kick one's heels, cool one's heels, faire antichambre, wait impatiently, await, sit up, sit up at night.
divest, uncover &c (cover), denude, bare, strip, disfurnish, undress, disrobe &c (dress, enrobe), uncoif, dismantle, put off
, take off, cast off, doff, peel, pare, decorticate, excoriate, skin, scalp, flay, expose, lay open, exfoliate, molt, mew, cast the skin.
depart, go away, take one's departure, set out, set off, march off, put off
, start off, be off, move off, get off, whip off, pack off, go off, take oneself off, start, issue, march out, debouch, go forth, sally forth, sally, set forward, be gone, hail from, leave a place, quit, vacate, evacuate, abandon, go off the stage, make one's exit, retire, withdraw, remove, vamoose, vamose, go one's way, go along, go from home, take flight, take wing, spring, fly, flit, wing one's flight, fly away, whip away, embark, go on board, go aboard, set sail' put to sea, go to sea, sail, take ship, hoist blue Peter, get under way, weigh anchor, strike tents, decamp, walk one's chalks, cut one's stick, take leave, say good bye, bid goodbye, disappear, abscond, entrain, inspan.