Definition Of fend


defend oneself from a blow, attack, or attacker.

he fended off the awkward questions

look after and provide for oneself, without any help from others.

you're old enough to fend for yourself

Example Of fend

  • All my chum wants is simple life insurance to cover him and his wife until he retires at age 65, or until his daughter is old enough to fend for herself financially.

  • He attempted to attack Rhys, but she fended him off .

  • However, they are all talented enough to fend for themselves .

  • However, they still chirp for their mother to feed them, until they gain enough independence and fend for themselves .

  • I raised myself up on my right arm and fended the bike off .

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