Definition of fend off
- They succeeded in fending off the attack/attackers.
- They have had to fend off allegations of voter fraud.
: to keep or ward off : repel
: to provide for : support
: an effort or attempt especially for oneself
: from a place or position
: at a distance in space or time
: from a course : aside
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
: more removed or distant
: to go away : depart
: kill, murder
: competition : contest
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