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English verb: fend

1. fend (social) try to manage without help

SamplesThe youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)contend, cope, deal, get by, grapple, make do, make out, manage

2. fend (competition) withstand the force of something

SamplesThe trees resisted her.
Stand the test of time.
The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow.

Synonymsresist, stand

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)defend, fight, fight back, fight down, oppose

Verb groupremain firm, stand

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