Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to prevent something from happening; to obviate or avert

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Sorry, no example sentences found.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • KEEP OFF!!!

    as in

    "STAVE OFF ruin!"

    July 5, 2009