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verb stave pronunciation in British English /steɪv/
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present tense
I/you/we/theystave
he/she/itstaves
present participlestaving
past tensestaved
past participlestaved

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phrasal verbs

stave in

[transitive]
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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

[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
to stop something from happening
We’re still trying to stave off a trade war with the US.

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