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holding off

The effort by a pilot, during the final moments before landing, to keep the aircraft off the runway so that it touches down either at a lower speed, or in the case of tail-wheel aircraft, carries out a three-point landing.
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Laverty, meanwhile, had forged clear on his Relentless Suzuki, comfortably holding off the Ducati of Michael Rutter as Hill maintained his consistent finishing record, coming in third.
The diagram shows that Wil LB must come down with the crossing TE after holding off #1.
At the moment though, investors may want to consider holding off from allocating funds to their portfolio for a little while longer, and watch for analysts to give the company's earnings estimates a boost.
The Vikings handed the Indians two heartbreaking losses, with Megan Machynia holding off Rachael Krager by one one-hundredth of a second in the 200 butterfly relay and Michelle Kroll rallying to defeat Samantha Tamashiro by 0.
At the moment though, investors may want to consider holding off on a position in the company until analysts add more upside mobility to its earnings estimates.
Warrior dropped back to sixth in the nine-horse field before challenging the leaders four-wide on the turn, opening a clear lead in mid-stretch and holding off Point Determined.
For the moment though, investors may want to consider holding off on opening or strengthening a position in the company until its earnings estimates gain more upside momentum.
Gardena 41, Grant 20: The Panthers returned two interceptions and a punt for touchdowns, romping to a 20-0 halftime lead and holding off Grant of Van Nuys' second-half surge.
Investors may want to consider holding off on a position in the company right now until its earnings estimates gain more buoyancy.
Meanwhile, USC's Pete Carroll is still out front and holding off every coach in every conference in the land.