Definition of "staved" [staved]

  • Simple past tense and past participle of stave. (verb)

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Use "staved" in a sentence
  • "Mavericks as they again staved off elimination in their Western"
  • ""We've got…a commitment by most of the major players in Washington to try to see if we can tackle the deficit and debt and that's a debate we're eager to lean into more heavily soon," a senior administration official said Friday night after the spending deal was announced that staved off a government shutdown."
  • "A Western diplomat said that the king had so far staved off the serious unrest that has swept other countries in the region and that the monarchy remained stable."