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stave off

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  1. debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward offverb

    prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

    "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"

    Synonyms:
    forfend, avoid, eliminate, avert, ward off, distract, keep off, bend, suspend, obviate, invalidate, fend off, block, nullify, debar, exclude, head off, forefend, annul, quash, rid of, parry, bar, turn away, deflect, void

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  1. stave off

    Synonyms:
    defer, delay, postpone, adjourn, procrastinate, put off, lay over, let lie over

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How to use stave off in a sentence?

  1. Jeffrey Lee:

    I think it's a way to stave off a sense of panic or too much alarm, knowing that there are things we can do is powerful for people in church or out of church.

  2. Thomas Sedlak:

    For people predisposed to heart disease, we know that changes in diet and exercise can help stave off the disease, but there isn’t anything like that for severe mental disorders yet.

  3. Yoon Tae-ho:

    There has been a stagnating trend in Daegu cases despite a slight increase today, the situation happening in the Seoul metropolitan area is unlikely to lead to that of the Daegu region ... but we will make maximum efforts to stave off further spread.

  4. State John Kerry:

    I think that we probably all recognize that an awful lot of the world, most of the world, doesn't know this meeting is taking place, but the truth is our goal for these talks, amending the Montreal Protocol to phase down HFCs, is one of the single most important unitary steps that we could possibly take at this moment to stave off the worst impacts of climate change.

  5. Ed Quinto:

    It was raining the whole time, but we were able to stave off hypothermia, the trail back to the road is only 5 feet wide, so flying him was the fastest way to take the patient to the hospital without causing further injury.


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