fend against (something)

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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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"Going to the cop station and fending against FIRs was something our middle-class rearing never really prepared us for," he said.
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Suffice to say this film is not about humans fending against Godzilla the sea monster.
Out fending against a world problem of gigantic proportions, the cast was clearly having fun shooting against the green screen.