Synonyms for hold off

Synonyms for (verb) hold off

Synonyms: hold off

Definition: resist and fight to a standoff

Usage: Dallas had enough of a lead to hold the Broncos off

Similar words: withstand, stand firm, hold out, resist

Definition: stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

Synonyms: hold back, hold off, wait

Definition: wait before acting

Usage: the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel

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