hold off


Definition of hold off

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to block from an objective :  delay

  3. 2 :  to defer action on :  postpone hold off a decision

  4. 3 :  to fight to a standoff :  withstand

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to defer or temporarily stop doing something

15th Century

First Known Use of hold off

15th century

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