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English definition of “hold off”

hold off

(NOT DO) phrasal verb with hold     /həʊld/ US  /hoʊld/ verb (held, held)
C2 to not do something immediately: [+ -ing verb] Let's hold off making a decision until next week.US They've decided to hold off on buying a car until they're both working.WaitingStaying and remaining
(Definition of hold off (NOT DO) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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