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table (something)

To delay, postpone, or suspend something for future consideration or discussion. The legislature agreed to table the motion for another day. I'd rather table the issue until we have some more concrete information.
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table a motion

to postpone the discussion of something during a meeting. Mary suggested that they should table the motion. The motion for a new policy was tabled until the next meeting.
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In November 2014, The Quinnipiac University Poll found that 60% of Americans would support prohibiting abortion after 20 weeks, while only 33% opposed such legislation. Women voters strongly support such a law by 59-35%, while independent voters supported it by 56-36%.
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Canada's bishops unanimously endorsed a motion expressing "grave concern" about proposed legislation in Nigeria that "would prohibit or severely restrict the freedom of speech, association, expression and assembly of gay and lesbian persons." Their motion also criticized the (Anglican) Church of Nigeria for its support of the legislation.
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