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English definition of “fence-mending”

fence-mending

noun [U] uk   /ˈfensˌmen.dɪŋ/ us  
the act of trying to help opposing sides in a disagreement to agree: Fence-mending is what she is best at; she's a wonderful listener.

fence-mending

adjective [before noun] uk   us  
trying to help opposing sides in a disagreement to agree: The UN Secretary General is on a fence-mending mission.
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