Word:

Fend

n.1.A fiend.
v. t.1.To keep off; to prevent from entering or hitting; to ward off; to shut out; - often with off; as, to fend off blows.
[imp. & p. p. Fended; p. pr. & vb. n. Fending.]
With fern beneath to fend the bitter cold.
- Dryden.
To fend off a boat
(Naut.) to prevent its running against anything with too much violence.
v. i.1.To act on the defensive, or in opposition; to resist; to parry; to shift off.
Verb1.fend - try to manage without help; "The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died"
2.fend - withstand the force of something; "The trees resisted her"; "stand the test of time"; "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow"
Synonyms: resist, stand
anticipate, arm, armor, avert, bar, beat off, bless, block, bulwark, champion, check, cloak, compass about, copyright, counter, cover, cushion, debar, defend, deflect, deter, discourage, dishearten, divert, drive back, ensure, estop, exclude, fence, fend off, forbid, foreclose, forestall, get by, guarantee, guard, harbor, haven, help, hinder, hold at bay, hold off, insure, keep, keep at bay, keep from, keep from harm, keep off, make do, make out, make safe, nestle, obstruct, obviate, parry, patent, police, preclude, prevent, prohibit, protect, push back, put back, rebuff, register, repel, repulse, resist, ride shotgun for, rule out, safeguard, save, screen, secure, shelter, shield, shroud, stave off, stop, turn aside, underwrite, ward off
Translate Fend to German, Translate Fend to French
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fence-sitter
fenced
fenced in
Fenceful
Fenceless
fencelike
fencepost error
Fencer
fencer's mask
fencesitter
Fencible
Fencing
fencing mask
fencing material
fencing stick
fencing sword
-- Fend --
fend for
fend off
Fender
fender-bender
Fendliche
Fenerate
Feneration
Fenes-tella
fenestella
Fenestra
fenestra cochleae
fenestra of the cochlea
fenestra of the vestibule
fenestra ovalis
fenestra rotunda
fenestra vestibuli
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