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a statement that justifies or defends something, such as a past action or policy

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protection from harm

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(sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring

the justification for some act or belief

the defendant and his legal advisors collectively

the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions

an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack

a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him

the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury

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Minoza received support from Alvin Abellana, who scored 10 points and parlayed his defensive skills against the star players of Jollibee.
The British judoka gripped well, but her opponent also showed good defensive skills to evade being caught and edged further ahead with another Yuko as the contest moved into the final minute, from which she closed it out.
After discussing coaching responsibilities, season and practice planning, rules, other preparations, and game day, it explains how to teach offensive and defensive skills, tactics, and drills, and suggests practice plans for different age groups.
The children were treated to an array of football tips, which included trying to masterToure's renowned defensive skills, the statement said.
While playing for Rice, he has developed his defensive skills and has become quite physical and athletic.
They traded quality punches throughout and while Ritson's smarter defensive skills appeared to give him the edge in many of the exchanges, Muchapondwa was a unanimous points winner.
In the final, both teams showed a good combination of their offensive and defensive skills and were outstanding throughout the match.
Ataollah Salehi, the Commander of the Iranian Armed Forces, lauded Iran's defensive skills and lashed out against the USS John C.
The Iranians exhibited superior offensive and defensive skills in the win.
Summary: Andy Murray believes his Australian Open dream foundered on the defensive skills of Novak Djokovic.
459 to go with competent fielding in center and above average defensive skills at the corners.
You can even attach new special equipment to your hoverboard gear by switching stances, letting you access improved cornering and defensive skills without worrying about what button to hit.
The Labour frontbencher's defensive skills were called into question when a tackle left ex-Hibs and Scotland star Darren Jackson writhing on the pitch at Lesser Hampden.
In the end Aydin's supreme defensive skills and his higher accuracy convinced two of three judges to score the bout 114:113 in favour of Aydin; one judge had it 116:111 for Ion.
Yana overcame the defensive skills of France's Li Xue, the second highest world ranked player on duty, in seven games 1-11, 12-14, 15-13, 10- 12,11-8,12-10, 3-11 (4-3)