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Synonyms for hold off

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hold off(verb)

    resist and fight to a standoff

    "Dallas had enough of a lead to hold the Broncos off"

    hold back, wait

  2. wait, hold off, hold back(verb)

    wait before acting

    "the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment"

    await, waitress, hold in, keep, restrain, hold back, hold, look, check, conceal, retain, contain, keep back, forbear, wait, stop, expect, arrest, turn back

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hold off

    avoid, hold aloof, keep aloof, keep away, keep clear, keep out, let alone, let be, retire, stand aside, stand away, stand back, stand off, withdraw

    arbitrate, intercede, intercept, interfere, intermeddle, interpose, interrupt, meddle, mediate

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How to use hold off in a sentence?

  1. Ian Nakamoto:

    Fear of higher rates is the topic of the day. That's why people are backing off a little bit, i still think there's a lot of slack in the economy and (the Fed) should hold off here.

  2. Brent Kenyon:

    I'm just telling people to hold off. We need more information, we need to see what the president is going to say about this.

  3. Anthony Fauci:

    Some people in this country are going to be able to have a relatively normal type of a Thanksgiving, but in other areas of the country, it's going to be,' You better hold off and maybe just have immediate family, and make sure you do it in a way that people wear masks, and you don't have large crowds of people,' what we're starting to see now -- and we can't run away from it -- we're starting to see in the Midwest and the Northwest, an uptick in test positivity, which tends to be a predictor that you're going to have surges.

  4. Chris Murphy:

    We're getting emails like, 'Hey, I'm going to hold off on diesel for right now.

  5. Jtekt President Tetsuo Agata:

    They are watching the NAFTA situation carefully. So we also have to hold off on new production plans.

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