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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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The two companies have decided to hold off litigations against each other for two more days.
Little Rock was a winner in the mud at Sandown a year ago and staged an action replay to hold off Bomb Alaska and Diamond White in the Marriott Hotels Stakes for the Sir Michael Stoute, Kieren Fallon partnership.
Mike, the weak hook dropper: If he sees no threat to the weakside flat and that Wil is available to hold off #1, Mike can push to #3 and stack on him with depth, staying alert to the checkdown.
In the second game, Phoenix Pulse survived a tight endgame finish to hold off NorthPort, 98-96, for its sixth win in seven games.
was one of races To finish and hold off was so pleasing.'' Weightman"I class myself as a 1,500/3,000m runner but I knew had the endurance background to run 5.000m after doing well on the roads and the country and to finish strong and hold off Natosha was so pleasing.'' Weightman still has a few days remaining in the States and, if she has recovered from her 5,000m exertions could well line up over 1,500m in Saturday's Diamond League Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, a race in which she finished sixth last year in her secondfastest time ever of 4:03.04.
LEEVIEW LADY (Race 9) has the pace to hold off Yahoo Lisa.
Byrne was quick out the blocks to hold off Brookes into the opening lap, before the Australian took the lead.
Yet O'Sullivan's men had to hold off a comeback from the Teros in the last 20 minutes that gives them just a five-point advantage heading into next Saturday's second leg in Florida.
Ryan Moore was at his driving best to hold off Jamie Spencer's mount Cesare, trained by James Fanshawe.
Tim Easterby's triple Group One winner had to dig very deep in the closing stages to hold off Excusez Moi, but his class shone through and he lifted the prize by a short head.
The winding Lincolnshire track is far from conducive to 'door handle to door handle' racing but Comis' Minispares.com car was soon having to hold off strong challenges from the rear.