Fend - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fend|  American pronunciation of the word fend
Brit.  |fÉ›nd|  British pronunciation of the word fend
- try to manage without help
The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died
- withstand the force of something (syn: resist, stand)
The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow

Examples

...uses self-deprecating humor to fend herself from serious criticism...

He helped the little boy to fend away angry dog.

This soup will help you to fend off hunger for a time.

It is our duty to fend off a thief from obtaining his gains.

Can you fend off the other boat with your pole?

The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died

The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow

The kids had to fend for themselves while their parents were away.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: fend
he/she/it: fends
present participle: fending
past tense: fended
past participle: fended
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