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fend

  • v  try to manage without help
    The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died
  • v  withstand the force of something
    The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow

  • Microsoft is working overtime to fend off user-created Linux.
  • 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.
  • WHY: Until now, antimicrobial agents that fend off bacteria and mold have been limited to cleaning supplies and products made of plastic.
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  • Jay Rockefeller in BusinessWeek
    >>> 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,"...
  • Barack Obama in MyMotherLode.com
    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."

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