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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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But the first thing that goes wrong in your game is your defence, and his (Sharma's) defensive skills are letting him down," Jones said.
Again solid defensive skills and pace led to more points on the board as the local youngsters took a scrum on their own try line for Jacob Owen to break from his own half to round off his hat-trick.
The Belgian has been missed for his leadership, organisational and defensive skills and will be gladly welcomed back at The Hawthorns, even though Pellegrini believes his deputies have fared well.
The elder Payton, who was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in September, was nicknamed "The Glove" for his defensive skills.
Navjit also displayed his defensive skills by thwarting an IPG attack in the dying seconds of the chukker.
Mourinho has challenged Mata to improve his defensive skills, such as tracking back and marking opponents, so that he can look for a place on the flanks.
We showed our defensive skills against France and demonstrated some of our attacking play against Ireland in the second half.
The 12-week PSO training course includes the same level of Operational Tactics and Safety Training as police, including the same firearms and defensive skills training.
The team in white jerseys was in top form, showing some decent defensive skills while capitalising on most of their counter attacks.
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.