Ward+off

  • 1 ward off — (someone/something) to try to keep away someone or something that would hurt you. He raised his arm at the elbow to ward off the blow. They have a “No Trespassing” sign out front to ward off anyone who happens by. She often gets headaches, so she …

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  • 2 ward off — ward [n1] district area, canton, department, diocese, division, parish, precinct, quarter, territory, zone; concepts 508,513 ward [n2] custody; person in one’s custody adopted child, care, charge, child, client, dependent, foster child, godchild …

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  • 3 ward off — index avert, contain (restrain), counter, debar, deter, estop, forestall, parry …

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  • 4 ward off — verb 1. prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening Let s avoid a confrontation head off a confrontation avert a strike • Syn: ↑debar, ↑forefend, ↑forfend, ↑obviate, ↑ …

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  • 5 ward off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms ward off : present tense I/you/we/they ward off he/she/it wards off present participle warding off past tense warded off past participle warded off to do something to prevent someone or something from harming… …

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  • 6 ward off — 1) we use this lotion to ward off gnats Syn: fend off, repel, repulse, beat back, chase away; informal send packing 2) she warded off the blow Syn: parry, avert, deflect, block; evade, avoid, d …

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  • 7 ward off — PHRASAL VERB To ward off a danger or illness means to prevent it from affecting you or harming you. [V P n (not pron)] She may have put up a fight to try to ward off her assailant... [V P n (not pron)] Mass burials are now under way in an effort… …

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  • 8 ward off — verb a) to parry, or turn aside He raised his arms to ward off the attack. b) to avert or prevent He wore garlic to ward off vampires …

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  • 9 ward off — {v. phr.} To deflect; avert. * /Vitamin C is known to ward off the common cold./ …

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  • 10 ward off — {v. phr.} To deflect; avert. * /Vitamin C is known to ward off the common cold./ …

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  • 11 ward off — phr verb Ward off is used with these nouns as the object: ↑blow, ↑disaster, ↑spirit …

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  • 12 ward\ off — v. phr. To deflect; avert. Vitamin C is known to ward off the common cold …

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  • 13 ward off — Synonyms and related words: about the bush, anticipate, avert, bar, beat around, beat back, beat off, beg the question, block, brush off, chase, chase away, chase off, check, counter, cut, debar, deflect, deter, discourage, dishearten, dismiss,… …

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  • 14 ward off — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. fend off, parry, turn aside, defend against. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. fend off, deflect, avert, parry, turn aside, block, defend, *keep at bay, rebuff, check, repulse. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To turn or… …

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  • 15 ward off — Fend off, repel, turn aside, parry, avert, forefend, keep off …

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  • 16 ward off — prevent, drive away …

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  • 17 ward off someone — ward off (someone/something) to try to keep away someone or something that would hurt you. He raised his arm at the elbow to ward off the blow. They have a “No Trespassing” sign out front to ward off anyone who happens by. She often gets… …

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  • 18 ward off something — ward off (someone/something) to try to keep away someone or something that would hurt you. He raised his arm at the elbow to ward off the blow. They have a “No Trespassing” sign out front to ward off anyone who happens by. She often gets… …

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  • 19 ward off invasion —    to launch a pre emptive strike    The language of Nazism, and one of the excuses given for the German invasion of Poland in August 1939, and of Holland and Belgium in May 1940:     Naturally a counter attack to ward off the hostile invasion .… …

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  • 20 ward off an attack — drive away an assault …

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