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English verb: hold off

1. hold off (competition) resist and fight to a standoff


SamplesDallas had enough of a lead to hold the Broncos off.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)hold out, resist, stand firm, withstand

2. hold off (stative) wait before acting


SamplesThe scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment.


ExamplesThey hold off a long time


Synonymshold back, wait


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing


Broader (hypernym)act, move


Narrower (hyponym)delay, hold out









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