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hold off

verb abandon, abdicate, abjure, abstain, avoid, cease, cede, deny oneself, desist from, dispense with, disposed of, do without, drop, eschew, fast, forbear, forfeit, forego, forgo, forswear, give up, give up on, go without, hold back, lay down, leave off, let alone, make do without, not use, pass up, refrain, release, relinquish, reserve, resign, sacrifice, shun, surrender, waive, withhold, write off, yield, yield up
Associated concepts: forego interest owed, forego opportunity
See also: cease, counter, defer, doubt, forbear, hesitate, parry, pause, postpone, resist, stave, withstand
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JIMS JOURNEY (Race 8) looks well-drawn to grab the lead and just hold off Buglys Billie.
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The agreement is expected to save hundreds of thousands of dollars as both sides hold off on depositions and pretrial motions, said Tom Harris, a special assistant district attorney.
The council asked the commission to hold off on implementing a council- backed policy that allows two false-alarm calls a year because the LAPD doesn't have a computer system that can do the tracking and might not for a long time.