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hold sb off

verb uk phrasal verb with hold   /həʊld/ us    /hoʊld/ (held, held)
to stop someone from attacking or defeating you: How much longer will the resistance fighters be able to hold off the enemy?
Translations of “hold sb off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 抵抗(某人)攻擊, 抵禦(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抵抗(某人)攻击, 抵御(某人)…
(Definition of hold sb off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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