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Synonyms for fend

fend for yourself


  • look after yourself
  • support yourself
  • sustain yourself
  • take care of yourself
  • provide for yourself
  • make do
  • make provision for yourself
  • shift for yourself

fend something or someone off: deflect


fend something or someone off: beat off

Synonyms for fend

to turn or drive away

to keep safe from danger, attack, or harm

to progress or perform adequately, especially in difficult circumstances

Synonyms for fend

try to manage without help

withstand the force of something

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The Hashd al-Shaabi fended off the ISIL's offensives, killing a number of them and destroying four of their vehicles.
Djokovic broke the eighth-seeded Murray to go up 3-1 in the third set, then fended off a pair of break points in the next game.
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JULIEN Baudet's 41st-minute penalty capped a perfect week for County as they finally fended off the threat of relegation to the Conference.
Former board member Gloria Mercado and incumbent Steve Sturgeon led in early returns in the Hart High School District board race late Tuesday, while incumbent Ron Gillis appeared to have fended off a challenge by city Planning Commissioner Rick Winsman in a big-money battle for College of the Canyons trustee.
Wizard-in-training Harry Potter, the fictional star of a series of phenomenally popular children's books, has fended off evil warlocks, giant snakes and a three-headed dog, but he may have just gained his most powerful enemy -- the Religious Right.
The two partners fended off a hostile bid for Wachovia from Atlanta-based SunTrust Corp.
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TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Army troops fended off the offensive of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in Southwestern Sweida, forcing them to retreat from the battlefield under heavy fire, military sources said on Friday.
He then fended off the dog's numerous additional attempts to further maul the severely injured boy.
Newbury Park goalkeeper Justin Schwaiger fended off several Agoura scoring opportunities in the first two overtime periods to finish with eight saves.
An inquest in the town heard wounds to the arms and hands showed she had fended off numerous blows before being murdered.
One of the two sham-boosted monkeys again fended off SIV infection, as did two of the three monkeys receiving the real booster.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army announced on Sunday that its troops and their popular allies have fended off another large-scale offensive of the militant groups in the mountainous regions of the coastal province of Lattakia, killed many of the terrorists and forced them to retreat from the battlefront.