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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.