ward sb/sth off Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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ward sb/sth off

phrasal verb with ward uk   /wɔːd/  us   /wɔːrd/ verb
to prevent someone or something unpleasant from harming or coming close to you: In the winter I take vitamin C to ward off colds. She was given a magic charm to ward off evil spirits.
(Definition of ward sb/sth off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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