(Nautical) To prevent (a vessel) from running against anything with too much violence.
To repel with discourtesy, coldness, indifference, etc.; refuse, reject, or rebuff
To rebuff is to reject someone or something in an abrupt way.
force or drive back
To refuse to accept (someone); spurn.
Defend is defined as to stand up for, protect or guard.
Find another word for fight-off. In this page you can discover 8 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for fight-off, like: repel, fend-off, hold back, repulse, defend, rebuff, drive back and resist.