fend off

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EtymologyEdit

fend + off

VerbEdit

fend off (third-person singular simple present fends off, present participle fending off, simple past and past participle fended off)

  1. To ward off; to drive (something) away; to turn away; to defend against; to repel with force or effort.
    They tried citronella to fend off the mosquitos, to no avail.

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Last modified on 9 February 2013, at 03:16