delay or postpone action
procrastinate - stall
‘Procrastinate’ is a common word used frequently in both a social and work environment. People will often procrastinate when faced with a task they really do not want to do or deal with, but know they must.
David is highly capable but he has a tendency to procrastinate, so I've spoken to him about being more self-disciplined.
I find the task I was set so boring, so rather than start on it I’ve spent the last hour procrastinating by surfing the web.
Procrastination is the reason for our lack of productivity. Perhaps I need to better incentivize the staff.