fend

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Synonyms for fend

fend for yourself

Synonyms

  • 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

Synonyms

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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MY BALL: Determination on the face of a Coast Soccer player as he fends off a Cramlington challenge at under-11 level (above); FUL OF EFFORT: Sunderland-based Fulwell FC (plain shirts) against Cramlington Juniors Reds in the under-13 competition (left); BLYTH SPIRIT: Blyth Spartans Under-13s (dark shirts) fend off Scottish side Rosyth Colts (right); ON THE ATTACK: Wallsend BC push forward against Wansbeck in an under-13 match (above); WHITE HOT: Cramlington Whites (in white shorts) in possession during their under-13 meeting with Swanside Boys (left and below); TWO AGAINST ONE: More from the Blyth Spartans-Rosyth under-13 match (above)
They are continuing to describe not only how the microbe synthesizes that reinforced cell wall, but also other ways in which the bacterium fends off drugs.
Highland's Sahar Haghdan, left, fends off Quartz Hill's Kia Barnett during the first half of their Golden League game Thursday night at Quartz Hill.
Ada fends off the evil characters who want her and her farm for themselves.
Without hesitation Margaret sets out to chase off Beau's older lover; she also covers up a crime she believes her son committed and frantically fends off blackmailers.