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English definition of “stave sth/sb off”

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.
(Definition of stave sth/sb off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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