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English definition of “stave sth/sb off”

stave sth/sb off

phrasal verb with stave     /steɪv/ verb (staved or stove)
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 .Delaying and wasting time
(Definition of stave sth/sb off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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