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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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He has fended off pneumonia but did endure a tracheotomy to help remedy this situation.
He then fended off the dog's numerous additional attempts to further maul the severely injured boy.
Once in the home, however, some of the nine family members, including three male cousins, fended off the intruders with chairs and punches, Fitzpatrick said.
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.
Dime appears to have successfully fended off this unwanted suitor with the sale of a large block of stock to friendly, outside investors and the installation of a new Chairman.