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  1. debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward offverb

    prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

    "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"

    Synonyms:
    forfend, avoid, eliminate, avert, ward off, distract, keep off, bend, suspend, obviate, invalidate, stave off, block, nullify, debar, exclude, head off, forefend, annul, quash, rid of, parry, bar, turn away, deflect, void

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  1. fend off

    Synonyms:
    (Naut.) keep off, ward off, keep from collision

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How to use fend off in a sentence?

  1. Jasper Lawler:

    Brent crude above $35 per barrel and copper above $2 per pound should be enough to fend off commodity sector bears into the year end.

  2. 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.

  3. Fullerton Police Chief Bob Dunn:

    When a police officer uses force to arrest a suspect or to fend off an attack, it can be graphic and difficult to watch, in addition, there may be strong language used by those in the video. Viewer discretion is advised, especially for young children and sensitive viewers.

  4. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko:

    Our troops are at all times prepared to return equipment to their former positions and quickly fend off the enemy.

  5. Elizabeth Warren:

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


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