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stave sth/sb off

verb uk phrasal verb with stave   /steɪv/ (staved or stove) us  
to stop something bad from happening, or to keep an unwanted situation or person away, usually temporarily: We were hoping to stave off these difficult decisions until September.
Translations of “stave sth/sb off”
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常指暫時地)擋住,阻止,避開, 延緩…
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常指暂时地)挡住,阻止,避开, 延缓…
(Definition of stave sth/sb off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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