fend away

fend away

To turn away or deny; to keep something at bay; to fight or ward off. The governor fended away questions about his role in the money laundering scandal. I fended away the blows of my attackers.
See also: away, fend
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Speedster Varun Aaron produced a vicious throat ball on his first delivery after drinks that Haddin could only fend away to bat-pad where Pujara took an easy catch for six.
Because we do not feel internal inflammation, it wreaks havoc in the body; hence we should strive to keep it as low as possible with healthy lifestyles to fend away disease.
Mark Lewis (33) then carried on the good work although it was down to Simon Magill and Darrel Williams to fend away the closing overs as they scored undefeated 25s apiece.
An Australia player needed to fend away one of the bottles to prevent a team-mate from being hit and post-match interviews were moved 30 metres away from the perimeter of the ground.
Coyne was soon called into action again to fend away a rising drive from Quinn from the corner of the box following a knock down from Darius Henderson, while captain Robert Huth did well to clear from under his own bar as the Blades continued to probe for an opening.
Home keeper Smith had more work than counterpart Dave Jones, although early on Seargeant struck a 20-yarder which Newtown's stopper did well to fend away.
City's stopper Smith opened the second half by launching into a brilliant one-handed save to fend away Craig Jones's goal-bound header and there was a similar acrobatic reaction to deal with a Roberts's 10-yarder.
After receiving treatment from Tykes physio Scott McAllister, he resumed his innings and managed to fend away another lifting delivery from Clark for a single.
Neil Kilkenny reaches out to fend away the ball in the Birmingham City goalmouth (above) a move which earned him an instant dismissal from referee Steve Bennett despite the protestations of Maik Taylor (left) Mikael Forssell, of Birmingham City, tackles Dietmar Hamann while (below) Walter Pandiani shows his delight after putting Blues ahead
Vaesen twice had to dive to fend away shots from Paul Murray, but in the 79th minute Town struck.
Stuck out on a long shift, his line were unable to fend away Aaron Nell's shot effectively and Sean Selmser bagged the spoils.
City's Smith was then required to make an acrobatic double save to fend away French's powerful effort from the right and the followup by Jack Jenkins.
Seconds before that, Aberystwyth's stopper had reacted brilliantly to fend away a Sion Edwards rocket.
He was caught at short leg by Misbah-ul-Haq, trying to fend away a short delivery from Umar Gul.
After receiving treatment from Tykes physio Scott McAllister, Vaughan resumed his innings and managed to fend away another lifting delivery from Clark - leading wicket-taker in the Ashes last winter - for a single.