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stave off

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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theystave off
he/she/itstaves off
present participlestaving off
past tensestaved off
past participlestaved off
  1. to stop something from happening

    We're still trying to stave off a trade war with the U.S.

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