stave - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/steɪv/
present tense
I/you/we/theystave
he/she/itstaves
present participlestaving
past tensestaved
past participlestaved

phrasal verbs

stave in

[transitive]
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.

 Synonyms and related words

stave off

[transitive]
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.