HyperDic: hold_off

English > 2 senses of the expression hold off:
VERBcompetitionhold offresist and fight to a standoff
stativehold off, wait, hold backwait before acting
English > hold off: 2 senses > verb 1, competition
MeaningResist and fight to a standoff.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Broaderresist, hold out, withstand, stand firmstand up or offer resistance / resistance to somebody or something
Spanishmantener a raya, resistir, tener a raya
English > hold off: 2 senses > verb 2, stative
Meaningwait before acting.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
ModelThey hold off a long time
Synonymswait, hold back
NarrowerdelayAct later than planned, scheduled, or required
hold outwait uncompromisingly for something desirable
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishaguardar, esperar

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