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defend (oneself or someone) with (something)

To use something to fight against a physical attack. When John realized that a burglar was in the house, he tried to defend himself with a baseball bat.
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defend (someone or something) against (someone or something)

1. To fight against a physical attack. We will most certainly defend this castle against any invaders, my liege.
2. To argue in favor of someone or something in the face of opposition. How do you plan to defend him against such incriminating evidence?
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defend someone or something against someone or something

 
1. to stand against an attack; to provide a defense against attack. Don't worry, I will defend you against any muggers. We defended ourselves against the attack. The army defended the town against the enemy soldiers.
2. . to advocate the cause of someone or something against someone or something else. The lawyer defended her against the plaintiff. She defended the company against the suit.
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defend someone with something

to repel danger from someone with something. Here, defend yourself with this club. Mary defended herself with karate.
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Pangaea Services, Inc is an emerging innovator and maker of The Defender, the first smart personal protection system.
Since its inception in 1998, DEFENDER has grown to be ADT's largest partner and its only Authorized Premier Provider for the home security brand ADT.
No public defender believes that we should represent a client who has the means to pay for a private attorney.
HMS Defender is the navy's fifth warship of its name, while today's Land Rover Defender can trace its roots directly back to the original Land Rover of 1948.
The ball is moved from numbered player to numbered player in front of the defenders.
The Knee Defender limits the reclining angle of the seat.
As the quarterback sets up, the underneath defender stops his drop and squares back up with the passer.
Hendrickson, who scored 17 goals with the Galaxy to go with 25 assists from 1998 to 2002 as a sneaky outside defender, had struggled since moving to the midfield this season and hadn't been a threat offensively.
Industrial Defender will host a Webcast on August 9, 2011 at 1 pm E.
The defender normally guarding the Trigger (X5 in both diagrams) serves as a helpside defender in discouraging lob passes to any of the front line offensive pass receivers.
ArcMail Technology, a leading provider of email archiving and management technology, today introduced two new email archiving and management appliances for small businesses-ArcMail Defender U110 and Defender U120.
Its chief difference is that the original wing defender (TW3 or WW2) still harasses the dribbler and seemingly starts fanning the ball down the sideline.
Ovando fell below the standard of care in a number of respects,'' said Ralph Rios, a former Los Angeles County public defender who testified as an expert witness on behalf of Ovando.
When he retires, a decade or so from now, Onyewu -- the son of Nigerian immigrants -- likely will be lauded as the greatest defender in U.
LAND Rover is hoping to cash in on Japan's love of British motoring icons - by exporting its workhorse Defender there for the first time in its 53-year history.