fend

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(Osmanlı Dönemi) FENN
Englisch - Englisch
To defend, to take care of; typically construed with for

My age is lot like yours. Lone women do not fare well. If I were not there to fend for you, you—”.

To take care of or responsibility for oneself

The planet was full of creatures in need, who could not really fend, and the law was at its best when it ensured that they were treated with dignity.

{v} to keep off, shut out, shift off, dispute
{f} repulse, drive back, ward off, defend; look after, support; avoid giving a direct answer
A fiend
To keep off; to prevent from entering or hitting; to ward off; to shut out; often with off; as, to fend off blows
try to manage without help; "The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died
try to manage without help; "The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died"
To take care or responsibility for oneself
To act on the defensive, or in opposition; to resist; to parry; to shift off
If you have to fend for yourself, you have to look after yourself without relying on help from anyone else. The woman and her young baby had been thrown out and left to fend for themselves. fend for yourself to look after yourself without needing help from other people (defend)
withstand the force of something; "The trees resisted her"; "stand the test of time"; "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow"
fend and prove
To engage in argument

All Pulpit-fools are enemies to Love, If e'er they think, 't is how to fend and prove.

fend away
To turn something away; to ward off

She fended away his eager hands.

fend for oneself
To take care of oneself without help

After her mother passed away, she had to learn to fend for herself.

fend off
To ward off; to drive (something) away; to turn away; to defend against; to repel with force or effort

They tried citronella to fend off the mosquitos, to no avail.

fend for oneself
provide for oneself, support oneself, look after oneself, take care of oneself
fend for yourself
Take care of and provide for yourself without depending on anyone else

Now that the children are old enough to fend for themselves, we can go away on holiday by ourselves.

fend for yourself
Take care of and provide for yourself without depending on anyone else: "Now that the children are old enough to fend for themselves, we can go away on holiday by ourselves."
fend for
argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to strike"
fend off
If you fend off unwanted questions, problems, or people, you stop them from affecting you or defend yourself from them, but often only for a short time and without dealing with them completely. He looked relaxed and determined as he fended off questions from the world's Press He had struggled to pay off creditors but couldn't fend them off any longer
fend off
prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
fend off
ward off, avert, deflect, turn aside, parry, drive back
fend off
If you fend off someone who is attacking you, you use your arms or something such as a stick to defend yourself from their blows. He raised his hand to fend off the blow. = ward off
fended
past of fend
fending
present participle of fend
fends
third-person singular of fend
fend
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