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To postpone or assign to a later time or date
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“I'll call to see if we can hold off our meeting until a little later in the day.”
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To delay action until a particular time or event
“The group agrees to hold off on any real decisions until replacements are hired.”
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To be delayed or not happen until a particular time or event
“We are just hoping that the rain will hold off until after the outdoor event has finished.”
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To repel or keep something away from oneself
“The chairman of the board usually holds enough proxy votes to hold off any challenge.”
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Delay
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To cease to perform a specified action
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To close or block an opening
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To take preventative measures
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To resist or stand up to (something)
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To protect or defend against
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To (attempt to) repress or suppress showing or expressing something
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To extend or make longer
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Play the waiting game
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To stall or put off through evasion
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To show an unwillingness to accept, do, engage in, or agree to
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