[v] avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
[v] hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam"
[v] cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her"
[v] cause to feel intense dislike or distaste
[v] take away the enthusiasm of
circumvent, confuse, defer, disconcert, dishearten, dodge, duck, elude, evade, flurry, fudge, hedge, hold over, parry, piss off, postpone, prorogue, put over, remit, set back, shelve, sidestep, skirt, table, turn off