ward off

Definition of ward off

  1. :  to avoid being hit by (something) ward off a blow —often used figuratively I tried different remedies to ward off a cold.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the action or process of guarding

    :  a body of guards

    :  the state of being under guard

  1. :  to keep watch over :  guard

    :  to turn aside (something threatening) :  deflect

  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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