fend off

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Away; to turn away; to defend against; to repel with force or effort.
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They tried citronella to fend off the mosquitos, to no avail.

Submitted on September 01, 2012

Additional definitions for 'fend off':

fend offTo take defensive action, push against, veer away, avoid, steer away, retreat, tack, give strong vocal or signal warning.
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