stave off


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I'M BORED: Every parent will be trying their best to stave off that dreaded cry during the summer holidays
The question is, if you do your mental aerobics, will brain exercise stave off Alzheimer's?
It should do so with a view to making its economy more competitive to stave off the Chinese challenge as well as to raising its dismally low savings and investment rates.
If we had had 500 small-sized buildings in Astoria, for example, cutting back on electricity just a bit during the crisis, the data shows we would have provided the power to stave off the failures that left them and their neighbors in the stifling darkness, for days," he said.
Guided injections have been shown to alleviate the pain within hours of treatment, stave off pain for several days, and generally postpone and in many cases eliminate the need for surgery altogether.
The Changing Tides finds that only the little band of heroes that include Solar (a mystral warrior sword to serve and protect Braksis), Thamar (a dwarven hero), and Adonis (the leader of ISIA) who have survived in the aftermath of all these disasters are all that the Seven Kingdoms have to stave off total disaster --and they each of incredible obstacles they must overcome.
Ray Pohlman, a spokesman for AutoZone, an auto-supply store, on the nationwide increase in demand for Locking fuel caps to stave off gas siphoners.
Such an approach might stave off the day the patients are institutionalized.
Newfoundland argued it had to defer the pay adjustments, originally agreed to in 1988, to stave off a money crisis that threatened the province's credit rating.
Amid growing speculation that a Leeds takeover is imminent -and a 40% rise in shares yesterday morning -the club released a statement to the Stock Exchange in which they questioned the existence of the funds required but also added they are hoping to stave off the imminent threat of administration.
The international community has appealed for a resumption of peace negotiations (which broke down in mid-May) in an effort to stave off further violence and protect civilians who "have overwhelmingly been the victims.
Recyclers of C&D materials in both California and Texas are working to overturn or stave off laws that could threaten their businesses.
3 billion (920 million pound) loan instalment [British spelling] that would have helped to stave off a financial meltdown," reported the London Times for December 7th.
The hard-pressed sector will face a "jobs haemorrhage" between now and the end of the year unless action is taken to stave off recession, said the Manufacturing Science and Finance union.
After the hostile bid arrived, Stevenson spent months looking for a backer with deep enough pockets to stave off the takeover.