French translation of 'hold off'
separable transitive verb
- [challenger, competitor]
maintenir à distance
⇒ They threatened military action but have held off until now.
Ils ont menacé d'intervenir militairement mais n'ont rien fait jusqu'à maintenant.to hold off doing sth
⇒ He has held off planting the seeds.
Il a remis les plantations à plus tard.
⇒ if the rain holds off
s'il ne se met pas à pleuvoir
Example Sentences Including 'hold off'
`We'll hold off interviewing Hythe any further until we get the nod from you.Riot
`Yes, fine,' Kate nodded and headed back inside, hoping that Chrissie, Joe and Bill would have the good grace to hold off until she was out.FALLEN WOMEN (2002)
I wanted to hold off as long as I could to hold sadness away for as long as I could.Web of Dreams
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Translation of hold off from the Collins English to French Dictionary