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defending

verb
present participle of defend

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1 to drive danger or attack away from
  • a solemn oath to defend the mother country at any cost

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2 to continue to declare to be true or proper despite opposition or objections
  • she will pigheadedly defend any claim regardless of all evidence to the contrary

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“Defending.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/defending. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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