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What is another word for staving off?

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Present participle for to fend off or defend against something hostile
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“The inhabitants of Leptis and Oea were unable to stave off the invading barbarians.”
Present participle for to avert or forestall by taking preventative action
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“The observance of a few simple rules will stave off danger until assistance can be procured.”
Present participle for to halt an activity or task temporarily
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