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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.
SHORT STROLL (Race 11) can soon take command and hold off any challengers.
The company believes it is taking the right approach to ensure long-term competitiveness, but in the short term the best move may want to hold off on a position until its earnings estimates gain more upside momentum.
attendance is a factor right now, and investors may want to hold off on allocating funds to their portfolios until an improvement in attendance convinces analysts to give its earnings estimates a boost.
At the moment though, investors may want to hold off on opening or deepening a position until analysts give its earnings estimates a boost.
Spanish Chestnut and jockey Gary Stevens, right, hold off Iced Out and Tyler Baze in the San Rafael Stakes at Santa Anita.
CarMax is the leader in its field and should be able to fulfill its potential moving forward, but with such volatility in its used car sales, the best move may be to stay cautious and hold off on a position until its earnings estimates head higher.
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.
As conditions improve, TECO Energy should be able to fulfill its potential, but investors may want to hold off on opening or deepening a position right now until its earnings estimates head higher.
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.
But at the moment, investors may want to be patient with this company and hold off on a position until its earnings estimates gain more upside momentum