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adjourn for (something)

To temporarily end a meeting or gathering for a certain reason with the intent of continuing it at a later time. Since we were getting hungry, we decided to adjourn for lunch. We had to adjourn our staff meeting for an hour because somebody had accidentally double-booked the conference room. Let's adjourn for now and pick negotiations back up in the morning.
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adjourn to (some place)

To suspend a meeting or gathering with the intent of continuing it in another location. There was a mishap in scheduling for the conference room, so we had to adjourn to the cramped office next door and finish our meeting there. We're not discussing any sensitive information, so let's just adjourn to the cafeteria. It shouldn't be crowded at this hour. When the ceiling started leaking all of a sudden, we adjourned to Carrie's office.
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adjourn for

a time to bring a meeting to a temporary close so the participants can take part in some other activity. We must adjourn for the day.
See also: adjourn, for

adjourn to (some place)

to bring a meeting to a temporary close so the participants can move to another place (where the meeting will be started again). We adjourned to the sitting room.
See also: adjourn, to
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