Definition of hold off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hold off

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1(of rain or a storm) to not start The rain held off just long enough for us to have our picnic.
  2. 2to not do something immediately We could get a new computer now or hold off until prices are lower. hold off doing something Could you hold off making your decision for a few days?

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to stop somebody/something defeating you She held off all the last-minute challengers and won the race in a new record time.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hold off