fend off

Definition of fend off

  1. :  to defend oneself against (someone or something) They succeeded in fending off the attack/attackers. They have had to fend off allegations of voter fraud.

Word by Word Definitions

fendplay
  1. :  defend

    :  to keep or ward off :  repel

    :  to provide for :  support

  1. :  an effort or attempt especially for oneself

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official


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