Flashcard 9 - Listening Flashcard Set for the TOEFL Test


Consider this part of an archeology lecture:

Professor: Good morning, class. Let’s finish our discussion about the Basilosaurus. The scientists digging for exposed skeletons of this early whale were held off by several African governments.

What does the word “held off” mean?

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