fend off :
- v prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
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- Vodafone moves for Kabel Deutschland in quad-play push
By Kate Holton and Harro Ten Wolde LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - British mobile firm Vodafone has approached Kabel Deutschland about a bid for Germany's biggest cable operator that could top 7 billion euros ($9.3 billion) and help fend off competition in its most important European market. The world's second-biggest mobile operator has long been linked with a move for the cable group as it seeks ...
June 12, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
- Anoka woman who fought back during knife attack tells others to "Fight Like a Girl”
Angela Champagne-From relied on her self-defense training to fend off a knife-wielding attacker. She wants to make sure other women can fight back, too.
June 12, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
- Timeline: SoftBank raises Sprint bid, looks to fend off rival Dish offer
(Reuters) - Japanese mobile operator SoftBank Corp raised its offer for U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel Corp to $21.6 billion for a 78 percent stake as it looks to fend off a rival bid for Sprint by Dish Network Corp, the No. 2 U.S. satellite TV provider. Following are key dates since SoftBank's takeover bid in October: 2012: Oct 15 - SoftBank, Japan's No.3 mobile carrier, says it will buy ...
June 11, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News