stave sth/sb off Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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stave sth/sb off

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