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To swing at a pitch so as to give (a base runner) a better chance of advancing.
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  1. To swing at a pitch so as to give (a base runner) a better chance of advancing.
  2. To keep from being subjected to difficulty or unpleasantness:
  3. (Baseball) To swing at a pitch near (home plate) in order to avoid being called out on strikes.
A structure or arrangement of metal plates or mesh designed to protect a piece of electronic equipment from electrostatic or magnetic interference.
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  1. A structure or arrangement of metal plates or mesh designed to protect a piece of electronic equipment from electrostatic or magnetic interference.
  2. To protect from being attacked, exposed to danger, or subjected to difficulty:
  3. To cover up; conceal:
To maintain control over, as to prevent indiscretion:
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  1. To maintain control over, as to prevent indiscretion:
  2. (--- Sports) To keep (an opponent) from making a gain or scoring; also, to cover (a goal or area) in defensive play
  3. To cover (a piece of machinery) with a device to protect the operator
To take cover; find refuge:
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  1. To take cover; find refuge:
  2. To provide cover or protection for:
  3. To provide cover from damage or harassment; to shield; to protect.
To separate or sift out (fine particles of sand, for example) by means of a sieve or screen.
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  1. To separate or sift out (fine particles of sand, for example) by means of a sieve or screen.
  2. To protect, guard, or shield:
  3. To separate, conceal, shelter, or protect, with or as with a screen
To take action to defeat or thwart (an invading or occupying military force).
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  1. To take action to defeat or thwart (an invading or occupying military force).
  2. To oppose actively; fight, argue, or work against
  3. To withstand; oppose; fend off; stand firm against; withstand the action of
To turn away:
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  1. To turn away:
  2. To turn away
  3. To keep from happening; ward off; prevent
To oppose, resist, or endure, esp. in a successful way
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  1. To oppose, resist, or endure, esp. in a successful way
  2. To resist or endure successfully.
  3. To resist or oppose with determined effort:
In commercial law, to buy, or the purchase of, goods on the open market that are similar to those that a seller of such goods had promised, but failed, to deliver. Under the Uniform Commercial Code, the buyer is entitled from the seller the difference between the cost of the substituted goods and the original contract price if the buyer acted in good faith and without unreasonable delay when obtaining the substituted goods.
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  1. In commercial law, to buy, or the purchase of, goods on the open market that are similar to those that a seller of such goods had promised, but failed, to deliver. Under the Uniform Commercial Code, the buyer is entitled from the seller the difference between the cost of the substituted goods and the original contract price if the buyer acted in good faith and without unreasonable delay when obtaining the substituted goods.
  2. To hide or screen from view or knowledge; conceal. Often used with up:
  3. To record or perform a cover of
To continue to have or hold in
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  1. To continue to have or hold in
  2. To keep in a particular place or condition:
  3. To continue to practice, use, etc.
To carry or support (the body or a bodily part) in a certain position:
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  1. To carry or support (the body or a bodily part) in a certain position:
  2. To stop the movement or progress of:
  3. To keep from falling or moving; support:
To stay or cause to stay at a distance (from).
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  1. To stay or cause to stay at a distance (from).
(Idiomatic) to prevent something from happening; to obviate or avert
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  1. (Idiomatic) to prevent something from happening; to obviate or avert
To try to avoid or lessen loss in connection with (a bet, risk, etc.) by making counterbalancing bets, investments, etc.
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  1. To try to avoid or lessen loss in connection with (a bet, risk, etc.) by making counterbalancing bets, investments, etc.
  2. To avoid making a clear, direct response or statement.
  3. To hide behind words; refuse to commit oneself or give a direct answer
(Figuratively) To establish a substantial position in business, politics, etc.
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  1. (Figuratively) To establish a substantial position in business, politics, etc.
  2. To invade; to encroach; to infringe or trespass; to enter on, and take possession of, that which belongs to another; usually followed by on or upon.
  3. To provide with a trench, especially for the purpose of fortifying or defending.
To dig a tunnel under the earth, especially under an enemy emplacement or fortification.
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  1. To dig a tunnel under the earth, especially under an enemy emplacement or fortification.
  2. To work in a mine.
  3. To attack, damage, or destroy by underhand means; subvert.
To place (troops) on duty in a garrison
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  1. To place (troops) on duty in a garrison
  2. To supply (a post) with troops.
  3. To occupy and control by sending troops into
To accompany, especially for protection; escort:
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  1. To accompany, especially for protection; escort:
  2. To go along with as an escort, esp. in order to protect; escort
To accompany or guide, especially as an escort:
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  1. To accompany or guide, especially as an escort:
  2. To go with as an escort; accompany to protect or show honor or courtesy to
To protect or guard
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  1. To protect or guard
  2. To ensure the safety or integrity of; protect or preserve:
To bring about; effect:
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  1. To bring about; effect:
  2. To bring to a halt; stop
  3. To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
To keep in existence; sustain:
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  1. To keep in existence; sustain:
  2. To keep in a certain condition or position, esp. of efficiency, good repair, etc.; preserve
  3. To adhere or conform to; keep:
To give moral or spiritual support or encouragement to
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  1. To give moral or spiritual support or encouragement to
  2. To prevent from falling or sinking; support:
  3. To keep from falling; support
To keep or maintain intact:
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  1. To keep or maintain intact:
  2. To keep from harm, damage, danger, evil, etc.; protect; save
  3. To keep in perfect or unaltered condition; maintain unchanged:
To adhere to or advocate:
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  1. To adhere to or advocate:
  2. To give (a woman) in marriage.
  3. To take up, support, or advocate (some cause, idea, etc.)
To fight for, defend, or support as a champion:
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  1. To fight for, defend, or support as a champion:
  2. (Obs.) To challenge to a fight
  3. To fight for; defend; support
(Perhaps nonstandard) Alternative form of assure: To give confidence in the trustworthiness of.
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  1. (Perhaps nonstandard) Alternative form of assure: To give confidence in the trustworthiness of.
  2. To provide for compensation if some specified risk occurs. Often agreed by policy (contract) to offer financial compensation in case of an accident, theft or other undesirable event.
  3. To contract to be paid or to pay money in the case of loss of (life, property, etc.); take out or issue insurance on (something or someone)
To go to as a customer, especially on a regular basis:
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  1. To go to as a customer, especially on a regular basis:
  2. To treat in a condescending manner, often in showing interest or kindness that is insincere:
  3. To act as a patron toward; sponsor; support
To observe the course of mentally; keep up on or informed about:
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  1. To observe the course of mentally; keep up on or informed about:
  2. To guard, keep surveillance on, or spy on:
  3. To keep watch over or tend (a flock, a baby, etc.)
To support the spirits, vitality, or resolution of; encourage:
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  1. To support the spirits, vitality, or resolution of; encourage:
  2. To support or adequately maintain over a long period of time; (in court) to uphold; to rule in favor of; to corroborate. See also overrule. To support or adequately maintain over a long period of time; (in court) to uphold; to rule in favor of; to corroborate. See also overrule.
  3. To keep in existence; maintain, continue, or prolong:
To be accountable for, or involved with, but not responsible for.
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  1. To be accountable for, or involved with, but not responsible for.
  2. To keep from falling in value, as by government purchases:
  3. To keep from weakening or failing; give confidence or comfort to:
To store in a house
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  1. To store in a house
  2. To provide, or serve as, a house or lodgings for
  3. To shelter, keep, or store in a house or other structure:
To stay or continue in a specified condition, position, etc.
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  1. To stay or continue in a specified condition, position, etc.
  2. To save; reserve:
  3. To retain possession of:
A unit of time equal to1 /60 of a minute. &diamf3; A sidereal second is1 /60 of a sidereal minute, and a mean solar second is1 /60 of a mean solar minute.
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  1. A unit of time equal to1 /60 of a minute. &diamf3; A sidereal second is1 /60 of a sidereal minute, and a mean solar second is1 /60 of a mean solar minute.
  2. To give support or encouragement to; further; reinforce
  3. To indicate formally one's approval or support of (a motion, nomination, etc.) as a necessary preliminary to discussion of or a vote on it
  1. To subscribe to home delivery of.
  2. To shorten (a garment) or make it smaller.
  3. To allow a person or an animal to live in one's home.
To buoy up or hearten:
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  1. To buoy up or hearten:
  2. To support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion.
  3. To prop up as with a bolster; support, strengthen, or reinforce
To foster; develop; promote (a feeling, attitude, habit, etc.)
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  1. To foster; develop; promote (a feeling, attitude, habit, etc.)
  2. To provide with food or other substances necessary for life and growth; feed.
  3. To keep alive; maintain:
To help to grow or develop; stimulate; promote
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  1. To help to grow or develop; stimulate; promote
  2. To nurture or bring up offspring; or to provide similar parental care to an unrelated child.
  3. To bring up; nurture:
To attend to the needs of, especially in the manner of a nurse or personal aide.
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  1. To attend to the needs of, especially in the manner of a nurse or personal aide.
  2. To like or appreciate; to consider to be appealing, tasteful, or suitable.
To hold dear; feel or show love for
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  1. To hold dear; feel or show love for
  2. To take good care of; protect; foster
  3. To keep fondly in mind; treasure:
(Idiomatic) To watch or protect; to keep safe.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To watch or protect; to keep safe.
To set forth in a pleading:
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  1. To set forth in a pleading:
  2. (Law) To specify (a cause of action or defense):
  3. To appeal earnestly; beg:
To format (a paragraph, for example) so that the lines of text begin and end evenly at a straight margin.
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  1. To format (a paragraph, for example) so that the lines of text begin and end evenly at a straight margin.
  2. (Law) To show an adequate reason for something done
  3. To demonstrate or prove to be just, right, or valid:
To hold aloft; raise:
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  1. To hold aloft; raise:
  2. To give moral or spiritual support or encouragement to
  3. To decide in favor of; agree with and support against opposition; sustain
To keep from falling in value, as by government purchases:
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  1. To keep from falling in value, as by government purchases:
  2. To show or tend to show to be true; help prove, vindicate, or corroborate
  3. To back a cause, party etc. mentally or with concrete aid.
To indicate formally one's approval or support of (a motion, nomination, etc.) as a necessary preliminary to discussion of or a vote on it
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  1. To indicate formally one's approval or support of (a motion, nomination, etc.) as a necessary preliminary to discussion of or a vote on it
  2. A unit of time equal to1 /60 of a minute. &diamf3; A sidereal second is1 /60 of a sidereal minute, and a mean solar second is1 /60 of a mean solar minute.
  3. In the second order, place, or rank:
To free from a charge or the imputation of guilt; declare or prove blameless; exculpate
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  1. To free from a charge or the imputation of guilt; declare or prove blameless; exculpate
  2. To relieve of (a duty, obligation, etc.)
  3. To clear of guilt or responsibility, particularly to establish the innocence of a prisoner on death row. See also exculpate. To clear of guilt or responsibility, particularly to establish the innocence of a prisoner on death row. See also exculpate.
To or toward an earlier time
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  1. To or toward an earlier time
  2. To have the back in a certain place or direction
  3. In, to, or toward a former location:
To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof:
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  1. To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof:
  2. To lay claim to or establish possession of (something for oneself or another)
  3. To defend, maintain, or insist on the recognition of (one's rights, for example).
To act as an advocate:
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  1. To act as an advocate:
  2. One who actively assists, defends, pleads, prosecutes, speaks, writes, or otherwise supports the cause of another. One who actively assists, defends, pleads, prosecutes, speaks, writes, or otherwise supports the cause of another. A lawyer. To speak, write, or otherwise support a cause by argument.
  3. To speak or write in support of; be in favor of
To provide assistance, support, or relief:
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  1. To provide assistance, support, or relief:
  2. To give help or relief (to); assist
To become a friend of, to make friends with.
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  1. To become a friend of, to make friends with.
  2. (Dated) To act as a friend to, to assist.
  3. To act as a friend to; help
To undertake to do, accomplish, or ensure (something) for another:
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  1. To undertake to do, accomplish, or ensure (something) for another:
  2. To make something certain.
  3. To assure that something will get done right.
To write one's signature on the back of (an instrument) to transfer the rights available under that instrument to another party.
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  1. To write one's signature on the back of (an instrument) to transfer the rights available under that instrument to another party.
  2. To sign (one's name) as payee on the back of (a check, money order, etc.)
  3. To write on the back of (a document)
To justify; to give grounds for.
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  1. To justify; to give grounds for.
  2. To provide adequate grounds for; justify or require:
  3. To guarantee as being true; (colloquially) to believe strongly.
To free from blame; declare or prove guiltless
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  1. To free from blame; declare or prove guiltless
  2. To clear of suspicion; to determine the innocence of another. To clear of suspicion; to determine the innocence of another.
  3. To clear of guilt or blame.
To keep in a certain condition or position, esp. of efficiency, good repair, etc.; preserve
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  1. To keep in a certain condition or position, esp. of efficiency, good repair, etc.; preserve
  2. To defend or hold against criticism or attack:
  3. To keep in existence; sustain:
To praise or commend to another as being worthy or desirable; endorse:
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  1. To praise or commend to another as being worthy or desirable; endorse:
  2. To advise or counsel:
  3. To suggest favorably as suited for some use, function, position, etc.
To attempt to justify one's behavior by providing reasons that obscure one's actual motives.
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  1. To attempt to justify one's behavior by providing reasons that obscure one's actual motives.
  2. To think in a rational or rationalistic way.
  3. To explain or justify (one's behavior) with incorrect reasons or excuses, often without conscious awareness:
(Idiomatic) To claim, reserve, or occupy.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To claim, reserve, or occupy.
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see speak,"Ž for.
  3. To speak on somebody's behalf.
To speak or act in support or defense of (a person, a cause, a belief, or the like).
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  1. To speak or act in support or defense of (a person, a cause, a belief, or the like).
(Intransitive) to resume
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  1. (Intransitive) to resume
  2. (With on) To accept (a proposal, offer, request, etc.) from.
  3. To occupy; to consume (space or time).
To cover (a piece of machinery) with a device to protect the operator
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  1. To cover (a piece of machinery) with a device to protect the operator
  2. To maintain control over, as to prevent indiscretion:
  3. To watch over so as to prevent escape or violence:
To protect (wildlife or natural resources) in a designated area, often for regulated hunting or fishing.
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  1. To protect (wildlife or natural resources) in a designated area, often for regulated hunting or fishing.
  2. To save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, such as as sugar or salt; to season and prepare (fruits, meat, etc.) for storage.
  3. To keep in perfect or unaltered condition; maintain unchanged:
To keep from being subjected to difficulty or unpleasantness:
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  1. To keep from being subjected to difficulty or unpleasantness:
  2. To keep from being curtailed or exposed to risk:
  3. (Baseball) To swing at a pitch near (home plate) in order to avoid being called out on strikes.
To ensure the safety or integrity of; protect or preserve:
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  1. To ensure the safety or integrity of; protect or preserve:
  2. To protect or guard
To bring about; effect:
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  1. To bring about; effect:
  2. To protect or ensure the privacy or secrecy of (a telephone line, for example).
  3. To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
To protect from being attacked, exposed to danger, or subjected to difficulty:
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  1. To protect from being attacked, exposed to danger, or subjected to difficulty:
  2. To be or provide a shield for; defend; protect; guard
  3. To protect, to defend.
To turn aside; fend off; parry
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  1. To turn aside; fend off; parry
  2. (Archaic) To keep watch over; guard; protect
  3. To guard; protect.
(Archaic) To defend
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  1. (Archaic) To defend
  2. To attempt to manage without assistance:
  3. To ward off. Often used with off:
(Intransitive) To express regret that a certain event has occurred.
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  1. (Intransitive) To express regret that a certain event has occurred.
  2. (Intransitive, often followed by “for”) To make an apology or excuse; to acknowledge some fault or offense, with expression of regret for it, by way of amends
(Law) To show an adequate reason for something done
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  1. (Law) To show an adequate reason for something done
  2. To demonstrate or prove to be just, right, or valid:
  3. To prove qualified as surety
To defend or hold against criticism or attack:
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  1. To defend or hold against criticism or attack:
  2. To keep in existence; sustain:
  3. To keep in an existing state; preserve or retain:
To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof:
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  1. To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof:
  2. To defend or maintain (a cause, claim, etc.) against opposition
  3. To defend, maintain, or insist on the recognition of (one's rights, for example).
Find another word for defend. In this page you can discover 129 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for defend, like: protect, shield, guard, shelter, screen, resist, beat off, avert, fight for, withstand and cover.