stave off

stave off
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (problem, disaster)
a. aplazar, retrasar
to s off one's hungerespantar el hambre
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stave off
transitive verb
staved off (past) [+attack, crisis, illness] evitar; [+threat etc] evitar; conjurar; (temporarily) aplazar; posponer;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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