fend against (something)

fend against (something)

To guard against or ward something off. That's why you get an alarm system—to fend against burglars.
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fend against

v.
To protect from something: We wear heavy parkas to fend against the cold wind.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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