One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the hearing was adjourned for a week’
suspend, break off, discontinue, interrupt, postpone, put off, put back, defer, delay, hold over, hold in abeyance, shelve, pigeonhole, stay, prorogue, dissolve, terminate, bring to an end, halt, call a halt to
pause, suspend proceedings, take a break, recess, break up, end, come to an end
North American put over, table, lay on the table, take a recess
informal put on ice, put on the back burner, put in cold storage, mothball, take a breather, let up, knock off, take five
North American informal take a rain check
North American continue
rare remit, respite
2‘they adjourned to the sitting room for liqueurs and brandy’
withdraw, retire, retreat, beat a retreat, take oneself, decamp, depart, go out, go off, go away, exit
formal repair, remove
literary betake oneself
rare abstract oneself
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