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Meaning of FEND OFF

Pronunciation:  fend of

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
 
 Synonyms: avert, avoid, debar, deflect, head off, obviate, stave off, ward off
 
 See Also: forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent

 

 

Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: anticipate, avert, avoid, bar, beat back, beat off, block, brush off, chase, chase away, chase off, check, counter, cut, debar, deflect, deter, discourage, dishearten, dismiss, drive away, drive back, estop, exclude, fend, forbid, foreclose, forestall, help, hinder, hold at bay, hold off, keep at bay, keep from, keep off, obstruct, obviate, pack off, parry, preclude, prevent, prohibit, push back, put back, rebuff, rebut, refuse, reject, repel, repulse, rule out, save, send away, send off, send packing, snub, spurn, stave off, stop, thrust back, turn aside, turn back, ward off
 

 

 

 

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