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Definition 1: resist and fight to a standoff - [verb of competition]

Samples where hold off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Dallas had enough of a lead to hold the Broncos off

(hold off is a kind of ...) stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

Definition 2: wait before acting - [verb of stative]

Samples where hold off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment

Synonyms for hold off in the sense of this definition

(hold off is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

(... is a kind of hold off ) wait uncompromisingly for something desirable

"He held out for the dessert and did not touch the cheeses"

(... is a kind of hold off ) act later than planned, scheduled, or required

"Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"

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