fend sb/sth off Meaning in Cambridge Business English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "fend sb/sth off" - Business English Dictionary

See all translations

fend sb/sth off

phrasal verb with fend
 
 
/fend/ verb
to avoid dealing with something that is unpleasant or difficult: The publisher offered shareholders a special dividend to try to fend off a hostile takeover bid from a competitor.
(Definition of fend sb/sth off from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of fend sb/sth off?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “fend sb/sth off” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
athlete

a person who is very good at sports or physical exercise, especially one who competes in organized events

Word of the Day

When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
by Kate Woodford,
July 22, 2015
Here at ‘About Words’ we’re always happy to get ideas for posts that we could write. A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on the language of meals and we thought this an excellent idea. If you are reading this post and have an idea for a topic or

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More