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."