Hold Off

How to Conjugate Hold Off

  • Infinitive: Hold Off
  • Present Tense: Hold Off/ Holds Off
  • -ing Form: Holding Off
  • Past Tense: Held Off
  • Past Participle: Held Off
Hold Off is a separable phrasal verb and has 2 definitions.

Definitions of Hold Off:

1. To delay something.

Examples: The priest is holding off the wedding ceremony until the bride arrives.
The police held off arresting the man until they had enough evidence.

2. To prevent something or someone from doing something.

Examples: Back in the days, the Native Americans weren’t successful at holding off their enemies with bows and arrows.
The Miami Heat tried to hold off the San Antonio Spurs from driving the lane, but the Spurs were just too quick-witted and strong.

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