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hold off

verb uk phrasal verb with hold   /həʊld/ us    /hoʊld/ (held, held)

(NOT DO)

C2 to not do something immediately: [+ -ing verb] Let's hold off making a decision until next week. US They've decided to hold off on buying a car until they're both working.

(RAIN/STORM)

If rain or a storm holds off, it does not start immediately.
Translations of “hold off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 推遲, 推遲,延遲…
in Chinese (Simplified) 推迟, 推迟,延迟…
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