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fend sb/sth off

phrasal verb with fend uk   us   /fend/ verb
to ​avoiddealing with something that is unpleasant or difficult: The ​publisherofferedshareholders a ​specialdividend to ​try to fend off a ​hostiletakeoverbid from a ​competitor.
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