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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. (general)
a. evitar
Without Mirta's expertise, we never would have been able to stave off that disaster.Sin la pericia de Mirta, nunca podríamos haber evitado ese desastre.
b. mantener a raya
Everyone needs to do their part to stave off the virus until we can get everyone vaccinated.Todo el mundo tiene que aportar su granito de arena para mantener el virus a raya hasta que todos se vacunen.
c. aplazar (temporarily)
It became clear that we wouldn't be able to stave off bankruptcy for much longer.Quedó claro que ya no podíamos aplazar la quiebra por mucho tiempo más.
d. engañar (hunger)
We staved off our hunger by munching on some peanuts from the vending machine.Engañamos el hambre picando unos maníes de la máquina expendedora.
e. conjurar
We managed to stave off the crisis through excellent teamwork.Conseguimos conjurar la cris mediante un trabajo en equipo excelente.
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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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