French translation of 'fend'
to fend for o.s. se débrouiller (tout(e) seul(e))
Phrasal verbsfend off
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Example Sentences Including 'fend'
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His plans to fend off competition are expected to include cost-cutting measures such as outsourcing.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
For many students, it is the part of the university experience that presents the biggest challenge - fending for yourself for the first time.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
If they had a little more experience, they might have tried a couple of short strokes coming in there to fend off the challenge.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
What stands out is not the grinning sarcasm with which the Italian has taken to fending off repetitive questions.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
But as the Government and its security establishment tries to fend off criticism about its surveillance techniques, the public confirmation will fuel controversy.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
But he had to fend off criticism from his own MEPs.The Sun (2010)
Exclusive reports from prison camps are not normal fare for the Russian press and Moscow is clearly trying to fend off international criticism.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
His retreat over a hotly contested plan to impose a carbon tax on lorries left him to fend off accusations that he is leading a rudderless Government.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
It has had to make drastic cuts to routes and staff to fend off the challenge from budget airlines, especially on short-haul routes.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Once in the bedroom, the actor fended off questions.The Sun (2011)
The government is also alarmed as it tries to fend off criticism that it is doing too little to curb an epidemic of binge drinking.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: fend VERB
If you have to fend for yourself, you have to look after yourself without relying on help from anyone else.
The woman and her young baby had been thrown out and left to fend for themselves.
Translation of fend from the Collins English to French Dictionary