To refuse to accept (someone); spurn.
(Nautical) To prevent (a vessel) from running against anything with too much violence.
To repel with discourtesy, coldness, indifference, etc.; refuse, reject, or rebuff
Defend is defined as to stand up for, protect or guard.
To rebuff is to reject someone or something in an abrupt way.
force or drive back
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, hold back, fend-off, repulse, defend, rebuff, drive back and resist.