Synonyms of stave in English:



  • 1 the ship had been driven aground, her hull staved in
    break in, smash in, put a hole in, push in, kick in, cave in, splinter, shiver, fracture
  • 2 the government is introducing emergency measures to stave off a crisis
    avert, prevent, avoid, preclude, rule out, counter, forestall, nip in the bud; ward off, fend off, head off, keep off, keep at bay
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