offer resistance

idiom

: to try to resist or fight
The captives were cut down when they offered resistance when they were invaded.
The people offered no resistance when the enemy entered the town.

Examples of offer resistance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Never doubt that Gardena Serra and Bishop Amat have the toughness and experience to offer resistance if the Trailblazers take them lightly. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 25 Sep. 2023 Earlier Prigozhin warned that his troops would move to punish Russia's defense minister and urged the army not to offer resistance. Jamie Knodel, NBC News, 24 June 2023 Wagner's founder Yevgeny Prigozhin in an audio message on Friday claimed his forces would now punish Russia's defense minister and chief of general staff, telling other units to stand down and not offer resistance. Patrick Reevell, ABC News, 23 June 2023 The bands are made of polyester cotton and latex yarn that offer resistance, comfort, and grip. Isabel Vasquez Rd Ldn, Health, 24 Apr. 2023 The left and right adaptive triggers offer resistance, mimicking an action that might require more tension. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, 6 Nov. 2020

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“Offer resistance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/offer%20resistance. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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