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To deflect, evade, or avoid:
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  1. To deflect, evade, or avoid:
  2. To ward off or deflect (a blow, the thrust of a sword, etc.)
  3. To deflect or ward off (a fencing thrust, for example).
To drive off, or offer an opposing force to, something
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  1. To drive off, or offer an opposing force to, something
  2. To refuse to accept (a person); spurn
  3. To refuse to accept, agree to, or submit to; reject
To oppose actively; fight, argue, or work against
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  1. To oppose actively; fight, argue, or work against
  2. To refuse to cooperate with, submit to, etc.
  3. To withstand; oppose; fend off; stand firm against; withstand the action of
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).
To counter or ward off (criticism, a prying question, etc.) by a clever or evasive response
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  1. To counter or ward off (criticism, a prying question, etc.) by a clever or evasive response
  2. To deflect or ward off (a fencing thrust, for example).
  3. To ward off or deflect (a blow, the thrust of a sword, etc.)
To refuse to accept (a person); spurn
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  1. To refuse to accept (a person); spurn
  2. To offer resistance to; fight against:
  3. To be resistant to, or present an opposing force to
To rebuff or reject with rudeness, coldness, or denial.
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  1. To rebuff or reject with rudeness, coldness, or denial.
  2. (Usage Problem) To cause repugnance or distaste in:
  3. To repel with discourtesy, coldness, indifference, etc.; refuse, reject, or rebuff
To attempt to disprove or invalidate (the claim made by a lawsuit or prosecution):
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  1. To attempt to disprove or invalidate (the claim made by a lawsuit or prosecution):
  2. To support, maintain, or justify
  3. To protect (a goal, etc.) against scoring by an opponent
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 watch over so as to prevent escape or violence:
  3. To maintain control over, as to prevent indiscretion:
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.
To prepare for further use especially by washing:
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  1. To prepare for further use especially by washing:
  2. (Slang) To take; ingest; use
  3. To behave or conduct oneself; act:
(Old Poet.) To travel; go
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  1. (Old Poet.) To travel; go
  2. To happen or develop:
  3. To get along:
(Intransitive, idiomatic, often followed by with) To interact or coexist well, without argument or trouble.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic, often followed by with) To interact or coexist well, without argument or trouble.
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To subsist; to succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To subsist; to succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level.
(Rare) To use carefully; husband
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  1. (Rare) To use carefully; husband
  2. To get (a person) to do what one wishes, esp. by skill, tact, flattery, etc.
  3. To continue to get along; carry on; cope:
To succeed (often clumsily) despite being il-equipped or untrained.
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  1. To succeed (often clumsily) despite being il-equipped or untrained.
(Now Chiefly Dial.) To change (clothes)
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  1. (Now Chiefly Dial.) To change (clothes)
  2. To use a shift key.
  3. To provide for one's own needs; get along:
Find another word for fend. In this page you can discover 33 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for fend, like: parry, repel, resist, defend, oppose, Also used with off: beat off, keep off, parry, repel, repulse and ward off.