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  1. fend(verb)

    try to manage without help

    "The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died"

    resist, stand

  2. resist, stand, fend(verb)

    withstand the force of something

    "The trees resisted her"; "stand the test of time"; "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow"

    jib, put up, baulk, reject, stand, stand firm, resist, abide, support, hold out, withstand, stomach, digest, suffer, balk, brook, dissent, stick out, tolerate, remain firm, place upright, endure, stand up, bear, defy, refuse, protest

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  1. fend(v)

    ward off, avoid, parry

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  1. Tobias Davis:

    Maybe it is denial that has kept markets from talking about it, but stagnation should be on the hymn sheet, i fail to comprehend how flat/falling U.S. inflation coupled with deteriorating external factors is an argument to hike rates. We are doing well to fend off deflation.

  2. Elizabeth Warren:

    Regulators need to rely on more than luck to fend off risks to the financial system.

  3. Nikki Tate:

    Learning how to fend for Nikki Tate and gaining a skill set that not many can do was something I felt very proud of, when I first learned how to hunt, I was n’t excited about the thrill of killing something. I was excited knowing I would be able to harvest my own food and provide for Nikki Tate. It’s a great feeling.

  4. Suzanne Nossel:

    Having championed global efforts to defend Internet freedom and fend off threats to religious liberty, the United States should take the lead to save the lives of these bloggers who face the very real risk of being murdered for the crime of expressing their views online.

  5. Joe Alioto:

    We should befeeding their stomachs, nottheir addictions, i guess they feel as though the rest of us can fend for ourselves, I thinkthe real concern here by the Department of Health is, to givethem a little bit of credit,they dont want to spread theCOVID disease... [But] some of these homeless people who are being housed in the hotels specific to this program --that are getting methadone,marijuana, alcohol, some of themare not even COVID positive, butwhat they are trying to do isforce them into self-isolationby feeding these addictions.

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  • отклонявам, парирам, грижа сеBulgarian
  • pitää huolta, pitää puolta, itse, pärjätä, torjua, selviytyäFinnish

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