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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for delay
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Present participle for to cease to perform a specified action
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Present participle for to close or block an opening
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Present participle for to take preventative measures
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Present participle for to resist or stand up to (something)
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Present participle for to protect or defend against
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Present participle for to extend or make longer
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Present participle for to struggle or fight back when attacked
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Playing the waiting game
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Present participle for to stall or put off through evasion
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Present participle for to show an unwillingness to accept, do, engage in, or agree to
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The act of restraining oneself from doing or indulging in something
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The action of driving back an attack or of being driven back
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