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stave

Synonyms of stave in English:

verb

Phrases

stave off

1
here, eat some crackers to stave off your hunger
avert, prevent, avoid, counter, preclude, forestall, nip in the bud;
ward off, fend off, head off, keep off, keep at bay

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