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Meaning of FEND OFF

Pronunciation:  fend of

WordNet Dictionary
[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
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