stave off

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To stave off wrinkles, it's better to resort to the simple expedients of wearing sun block every day including the winter, avoiding sunbeds like the plague and not smoking.
I've been collecting leaflets and in-paper supplements for weeks ready to launch Operation Keep the Kids Entertained while a friend of mine has resorted to a spread sheet of daily activities to stave off boredom before it strikes home.
And did not a conservative Felipe Calderon manage to stave off the populist Lopez Obrador in Mexico's recent six-yearly presidential election?
Through the intervening days, she is drawn into the village, into working with the son of Lord Temsland in encouraging the peasants and craftsmen to clean the mill and build a road as a way to stave off disease.
The company, which is asking Governor Pataki to increase strategically placed emergency demand response participation--where, currently, large energy consumers agree to reduce their consumption in an emergency to help avert a power failure--said these programs led to a three percent reduction in critical energy use throughout the region, saving 411 megawatts, or enough to power more than 400,000 homes, and helping to stave off more widespread failures.
He stormed into a 5-2 lead only for Pavel to win four of the next five points to stave off set point three times.
While it keeps everything within it safe, secure and protected From the outside elements, it also manages to stave off potential positive influences and ideas, at least if we're talking about the box that most of us have in our minds, the one that limits our imagination.
In an exclusive interview with the Sunday Mercury, he warned that the Blues were now so close to their overdraft limit that they would need a pounds 2 million cash injection just to stave off the banks.
22 to 26, Haaxma and her team presented data suggesting that estrogens may control dopamine concentrations and stave off the onset of Parkinson's disease.
a way to stave off dehydration and help students think more clearly, according to The Baltimore Sun.
One observation shared by commentators is the overall financial health of the industry going into the storm season and the large amounts of capital that flowed into the industry afterward, both of which tend to stave off a hard market.