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for To post off
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Post \Post\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Posted; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To attach to a post, a wall, or other usual place of
affixing public notices; to placard; as, to post a notice;
to post playbills.
Note: Formerly, a large post was erected before the sheriff's
office, or in some public place, upon which legal
notices were displayed. This way of advertisement has
not entirely gone of use.
2. To hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise
opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation; as, to
post one for cowardice.
On pain of being posted to your sorrow
Fail not, at four, to meet me. --Granville.
3. To enter (a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, or
4. To assign to a station; to set; to place; as, to post a
sentinel. "It might be to obtain a ship for a lieutenant,
. . . or to get him posted." --De Quincey.
5. (Bookkeeping) To carry, as an account, from the journal to
the ledger; as, to post an account; to transfer, as
accounts, to the ledger.
You have not posted your books these ten years.
6. To place in the care of the post; to mail; as, to post a
7. To inform; to give the news to; to make (one) acquainted
with the details of a subject; -- often with up.
Thoroughly posted up in the politics and literature
of the day. --Lond. Sat.
To post off, to put off; to delay. [Obs.] "Why did I,
venturously, post off so great a business?" --Baxter.
To post over, to hurry over. [Obs.] --Fuller.
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