Synonyms of 'hold off'
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put offDictionary, delay, postpone
The hospital staff held off taking him in for an X-ray.
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If you defer an event or action, you arrange for it to happen at a later date, rather than immediately or at the previously planned time.
Customers often defer payment for as long as possible.
Thesaurus for hold off from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you hold off doing something, you delay doing it or delay making a decision about it.