What is another word for stave off?

889 synonyms found


[ stˈe͡ɪv ˈɒf], [ stˈe‍ɪv ˈɒf], [ s_t_ˈeɪ_v ˈɒ_f]

Synonyms for Stave off:

How to use "Stave off" in context?

Stave off is a phrase meaning to fend off or avoid. When used in reference to a physical threat, staving off means countering the attack with a physical counterattack. When used in reference to a psychological threat, staving off means keeping the individual from achieving their goal. The phrase can also be used to refer to continuing a particular activity despite obstacles.

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