put off
verb.
hold back to a later time
let's postpone the exam
verb.
cause to feel intense dislike or distaste
Synonym: turn off
verb.
take away the enthusiasm of
Synonym: dishearten
verb.
cause to feel embarrassment
The constant attention of the young man confused her
verb.
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