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Present participle for to protect or shield from harm or danger
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“That day, military service men and women launched, sailed, soared, and landed in harm's way to defend America's home front.”
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Present participle for to maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures
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Present participle for to support by words or writing
“John explained the man would now defend him if anyone abused him.”
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Present participle for to show or prove to be right or reasonable
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Present participle for to accept, support, or take on as one's own (an idea or a cause)
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Present participle for enclose or separate an area with a fence
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Present participle for to champion or foster a cause
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Present participle for to provide an acceptable explanation for
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Present participle for to keep apart or isolate from others
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Present participle for block or defend with a barricade
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Present participle for to make strong and secure
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Present participle for to give reasons or cite evidence in support of an idea, action, or theory
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Present participle for to keep watch over (an area) by regularly walking or travelling around it
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Present participle for to act for
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Present participle for carry or possess firearm
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Present participle for to convert or attempt to convert (someone) from one religion, belief, or opinion to another
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Present participle for to maintain, prolong, or keep something going
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Present participle for to take care of without help
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Present participle for assert something as a position in an argument
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Present participle for to encourage (a behavior, feeling, relationship or idea) through repeated stimulus
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Present participle for officially affirm or guarantee
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Present participle for to engage in competition to attain (a position of power)
Adjective
Used or intended to defend or protect
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Of, pertaining to, or exhibiting opposition
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Adjective
Serving to preclude
Noun
The act of insulating
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An expedition to keep watch over an area, especially by guards or police walking or driving around at regular intervals
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