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What is another word for fending?

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Present participle for to protect or defend against
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“I am not used by any organization or political party to oppress others, and I manage to fend off any attempts to curtail my freedom.”
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Present participle for to stop or prevent from happening
“With their small groups committed, they could also fend off any attempts to bypass the committee and go straight to the Senate floor.”
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Present participle for to escape or keep away from
“Bobby takes off with the club's money, leaving his friend to fend off the cops and the taxman.”
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(fend for) Present participle for to take care of without help
“Assessments should be made from childhood so that people with a mental age of nine or ten are not left to fend themselves.”
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(fend for oneself) Present participle for to cope or take care of oneself without help
“His self-reliance and resourcefulness have been demonstrated by his ability to fend for himself.”
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(idiomatic, shift for oneself) Present participle for to assume responsibility
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