Words nearby stave off
How to use stave off in a sentence
Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.
A passing off-duty school safety officer named Fred Lucas said that he had been told the man was a drug dealer.
Four weeks after the injections, all 20 of the participants had developed the antibodies needed to stave off the infection.
The NOPD fired Knight in 1973 for stealing lumber from a construction site as an off-duty cop.
The off-year special election into which Duke threw himself drew little media notice at first.
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Jean was to be an architect—God knows why—but Aristide settled it, definitely, off-hand.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
In favorable parts of the trail he must do better than that, to off-set losses of time where the going was most difficult.
There was something about the man that Matt liked, in spite of the deceit he had practised at the start-off of their acquaintance.
She did not take the broad, beaten road which led to the far-off plantation of Valmonde.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Other Idioms and Phrases with stave off
Keep or hold away, repel, as in The Federal Reserve Board is determined to stave off inflation. This metaphoric expression transfers beating something off with a staff or stave to nonphysical repulsion. [c. 1600]