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  • 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


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  • KEEP OFF!!!

    as in

    "STAVE OFF ruin!"

    July 5, 2009