HyperDic: stave_off

English > 1 sense of the expression stave off:
VERBsocialstave off, debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, fend off, avoid, ward offprevent the occurrence of
English > stave off: 1 sense > verb 1, social
Meaningprevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening / happening.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsdebar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, fend off, avoid, ward off
Broaderprevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbidKeep from happening / happening or arising
Spanishalejar, atajar, capear, desviar, detener, eludir, esquivar, evitar, obviar, prevenir, prohibir
Catalaneludir, evitar, prevenir

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