Definition of hold off in English:

hold off

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phrasal verb

  • 1(of bad weather) fail to occur.

    • ‘fortunately, the rain held off until the evening’
    1. 1.1Delay or postpone an action or decision.
      • ‘if I was in their shoes, I'd hold off for a couple of days’
      wait, hold back, pause, delay, hang back, hang fire, take no action, bide one's time, play a waiting game
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  • 2hold someone or something off, hold off someone or somethingResist an attacker or challenge.

    • ‘he held off a late challenge by Vose to win by thirteen seconds’
    resist, repel, repulse, rebuff, parry, deflect, keep off, fend off, stave off, ward off, keep at bay
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