Synonyms of 'fight something or someone off'
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When an army repels an attack, they successfully fight and drive back soldiers from another army who have attacked them.
troops ready to repel an attack
If an army or other group repulses a group of people, they drive it back using force.
The army were prepared to repulse any attack.
If you resist someone or resist an attack by them, you fight back against them.
He tried to resist arrest.
hold out against
put up a fight (against)
Thesaurus for fight something or someone off from the Collins English Thesaurus