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Definition 1: withstand the force of something - [verb of competition]

Samples where fend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The trees resisted her
  • stand the test of time
  • The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow

Synonyms for fend in the sense of this definition

(fend is a kind of ...) fight against or resist strongly

"The senator said he would oppose the bill" "Don't fight it!"

(fend has a similar meaning as ...) hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright

"I am standing my ground and won't give in!"

Samples where fend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died

(fend is a kind of ...) succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available

"We got by on just a gallon of gas" "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

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