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stave off

verb

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1 to drive back
  • managed to stave off the invaders

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2 to keep from happening by taking action in advance
  • the quartermaster staved off a shortage by requisitioning more than enough supplies

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The first known use of stave off was in 1611

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“Stave off.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stave%20off. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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