Thesaurus

stave off

verb

Definition of STAVE OFF

1
to drive back <managed to stave off the invaders>
Near Antonyms embrace, hail, welcome
2
to keep from happening by taking action in advance <the quartermaster staved off a shortage by requisitioning more than enough supplies>

March 28, 2015
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Frivolous bantering talk
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