fend fend  /ˈfɛnd/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) try to manage without help
  2. (v) withstand the force of something

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Microsoft is working overtime to fend off user-created Linux.
  2. When the kings of Bali saw in 1906 that they could no longer fend off the Dutch army, they chose an ending both glorious and horrific--the now legendary puputan.
  3. WHY: Until now, antimicrobial agents that fend off bacteria and mold have been limited to cleaning supplies and products made of plastic.

News

  1. Jordan's king says he's ready to fend off threats

    Jordan's king says his nation is prepared to fend off any threats from its larger Syrian neighbor.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. Jordan's king says country is ready to shield itself against Syrian threats

    AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan's king says his nation is prepared to fend off any threats from its larger Syrian neighbor.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Jordan's king says he's ready to fend off threats - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Jordan's king says his nation is prepared to fend off any threats from its larger Syrian neighbor.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

Quotes

  1. >>> West Virginia Democrat Jay Rockefeller said, "I don't believe that companies should be allowed to take taxpayers dollars for a bailout and then leave local dealers and customers to fend for themselves with no real notice and no real help,"...
    on Jun 4, 2009 By: Jay Rockefeller Source: BusinessWeek

  2. More broadly, Obama said of Republicans: "Their prescription for every challenge is pretty much the same: cut taxes for the wealthy, cut rules for corporations and cut working folks loose to fend for themselves."
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: MyMotherLode.com

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