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English definition of “ward sth off”

ward sth off

phrasal verb with ward     /wɔːd/ verb
to prevent something unpleasant happening : I take vitamin C to ward off colds .Responding to an attack
(Definition of ward sth off from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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