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  • verb idiomatic, transitive To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
  • verb idiomatic, transitive To delay commencing (an action until some specified time or event has passed).
  • verb idiomatic, intransitive To delay commencing an action (until some specified time or event has passed).

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  • verb resist and fight to a standoff
  • verb wait before acting

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