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verb     stave pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlestaving
past tensestaved
past participlestaved
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phrasal verbs

stave in

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theystave in
he/she/itstaves in
present participlestaving in
past tensestaved in
past participlestaved in
to break something inwards

The side of the car was staved in from the accident.

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stave off

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theystave off
he/she/itstaves off
present participlestaving off
past tensestaved off
past participlestaved off
to stop something from happening

We’re still trying to stave off a trade war with the US.



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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