Hold off

Hold sth/sb off : to stop sth/sb from attacking or defeating you

  • Examples in context:
  • Cable companies are faced with a dilemma: do they embrace the Internet and try to make money online, or do they fight the Internet and try to hold off the destruction? 
  • The answer is to do both –holding off the rising tide with one hand while racing to devise workable Internet business models with the other.

    Contener, resistir, rechazar (ataque, enemigo)

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