Synonyms of hold something or someone off
hold something or someone off
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rebuffIf you rebuff someone or rebuff a suggestion that they make, you refuse to do what they suggest.
• He wanted to go out with with Julie but she rebuffed him.
rejectdeclinerefuseturn downcut (informal)checkdenyresistslightdiscourageput offsnubspurnknock back (slang)brush off (slang)repulsecold-shoulder
repelWhen an army repels an attack, they successfully fight and drive back soldiers from another army who have attacked them.
• troops ready to repel an attack
drive offfightrefusecheckdeclinerejectopposeresistconfrontparryhold offrebuffward offbeat offrepulsekeep at arm's lengthput to flight
repulseIf an army or other group repulses a group of people, they drive it back using force.
• The army were prepared to repulse any attack.
Thesaurus for hold something or someone off from the Collins English Thesaurus