defending defending  /dɪ ˈfɛn dɪŋ/


  • (adj) attempting to or designed to prevent an opponent from winning or scoring


  • Even top predators like big jungle cats may spend as much time defending a kill as eating it, one of the reasons some of them will carry a carcass up into a tree before tucking in.


  1. SPORTSTALK: Defending U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson on preparation, last year's miss

    Defending U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson talked about him trying to do something that hasn't been in done in 24 years and getting his work done around weather issues this week.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Morning Call

  2. Defending champ Melanie Oudin bounced at Aegon Classic

    BIRMINGHAM, England, June 10 (UPI) -- Defending champ Melanie Oudin earned an early exit Monday at the Aegon Classic, falling in straight sets on Day 1 of the grass-court event.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. Defending Champion Kings Ousted in Western Finals

    Defending Cup champs LA Kings eliminated by Blackhawks in Game 5 of Western Conference finals        
    on June 9, 2013     Source: ABC News

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