Definition of mend fences
- She mended fences with her father.
- She and her father are trying to mend their fences.
- After the election, he spent a lot of time mending political fences.
: a means of protection : defense
: a barrier intended to prevent escape or intrusion or to mark a boundary
: an immaterial barrier or boundary line
: to enclose with a fence
: to keep in or out with a fence
: to ward off
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