What is another word for fend off?

804 synonyms found


[ fˈɛnd ˈɒf], [ fˈɛnd ˈɒf], [ f_ˈɛ_n_d ˈɒ_f]

Synonyms for Fend off:

How to use "Fend off" in context?

To fend off is to defend oneself against an attack or intrusion. In everyday language, we might say to fend off a hug, or fend off some arguments. The word comes from the Latin word fendere, meaning "to strike out.

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