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Phrasal Verbs

hold off

This page is about the phrasal verb hold off

Meaning

to delay doing something until a later time

Synonym

delay

For example

  • hold off sth We've decided to hold off our expansion plans because of the downturn in the economy.

  • hold off doing sth We should hold off publishing the book until the end of the year.

Quick Quiz

The bad weather meant we had to to hold off the company picnic

a. inside a hall instead of outside

b. and go home after an hour or so

c. until a later date

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