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To prevent, avoid, or keep (something undesirable) at bay
“Eating plain yogurt with live bacteria cultures daily and taking garlic and acidophilus supplements can fend off future infections.”
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To reject or snub a proposition
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“For me, it was another day that I could check off going through without having to fend off any advances from him.”
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Prevent the occurrence of
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To ward off or put up an opposition to (an attack)
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To cause (someone) to be unable to pursue one any longer
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To resist or stand up to (something)
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To get out of a situation, usually underhandedly
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To prevent oneself from
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To avoid giving a direct answer to (a question)
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To struggle or fight back when attacked
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