Thesaurus

staves off

verb
present tense third-person singular of stave off

Synonyms & Antonyms of staves off

1 to drive back
  • managed to stave off the invaders

Synonyms for staves off

Words Related to staves off

Near Antonyms for staves off

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about staves off

Cite this Entry

“Staves off.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/staves%20off. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

More from Merriam-Webster on staves off

Nglish: Translation of staves off for Spanish Speakers

Comments on staves off

What made you want to look up staves off? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!