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Struggle or fight back when attacked
“Danny begins to put up a fight, but he is too stunned to resist properly.”
Withstand the action or effect of
“Their bodies may be less able to resist infections, and they may be at greater risk for problems during surgery and anesthesia.”
Try to prevent by action or argument
“In the gloomier scenario, communities continue to resist closures.”
To refrain from in spite of temptation
“Speaking as someone who has managed to resist the temptation to buy a mobile phone thus far, it's safe to say that ideas like this aren't going to entice me to join the majority any time soon.”
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