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Verb
Avert or delay something bad or dangerous
“Japan had hoped that the resumption of talks in September would help the countries settle the issue and stave off mounting cries on both sides for further escalation.”
Verb
Break something by forcing it inwards or piercing it roughly
“The door was staved in.”
Noun
One of a number of narrow strips of wood, or narrow iron plates, placed edge to edge to form the sides, covering, or lining of a vessel or structure
Noun
Noun
A metrical portion
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