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English

Verb

Infinitive
hold off

Third person singular
holds off

Simple past
held off

Past participle
-

Present participle
holding off

hold off (third-person singular simple present holds off, present participle holding off, simple past and past participle held off)
  1. (idiomatic, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
    Let's try to hold off the lawyers until we are ready for them.
  2. (idiomatic, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To delay commencing (an action until some specified time or event has passed).
    Hold off the decision one more day so I can answer your question.
    Hold off baking until I get there.
  3. (idiomatic, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To delay commencing an action (until some specified time or event has passed).
    Hold off on baking until I get there.

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