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Meaning of WARD OFF

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 Definition: 
  1. [v]  avert, turn away, or repel; "Ward off danger"
  2. [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, fend off, head off, obviate, stave off
 
 See Also: defend, forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent

 

 

 

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