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pole: P. and V. κοντός, ὁ; see also stick.
stave in, v.: P. and V. συντρίβειν; see break.
stave off: P. and V. ἀπέχειν, ἀποτρέπειν, ἀποστρέφειν, ἀπωθεῖν.
ward off: P. and V. ἀμύνειν, εἴργειν.
get rid of: P. and V. ἀπαλλάσσεσθαι (gen.); see also postpone.
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