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To make America once again a strong defender of freedom. The Sun (2016)The game was so tough because he was not only a strong defender but also very intelligent. The Sun (2008)Its defenders try to justify its excesses by claiming it has a message for our times. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So why pack the squad with midfield players and defenders? Times, Sunday Times (2006)His defenders tend to argue that the operatic elements are anchored in believable plot strands. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)The defenders are very strong and you must be able to withstand the rigour. The Sun (2015)Everybody knows our defenders are good players and the understanding between them now is better. The Sun (2012)Defenders argue that it is a problem common to all industrialized economies. Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)Defender must stand strong for derby clash. The Sun (2009)And he has certainly benefited from having two strong central defenders in front of him. The Sun (2010)In his personal life he was intolerant of smoking, yet a great defender of freedom. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The defender must try to count up declarer's tricks. Times, Sunday Times (2011)If you touch the corner flag it counts as a try, so defenders watch out. The Sun (2008)He was always good with young players, especially defenders. The Sun (2014)In any case, his defenders will argue that he was only part of a wider culture. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Central defenders try to kick you and Costa is turning it around and doing the same. The Sun (2015)Unlike her father she has emerged as a strong defender of the French social model. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And that's without a defender trying to kick you in the air. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They need an experienced goalkeeper, stronger defenders and midfielders of international repute. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You can call on a second and third player to confuse defenders and goalkeepers over who will take the set-piece. The Sun (2012)He is still young but for me he will end up being one of the very best defenders in Italian football. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Once again I thought our better players were all defenders. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: defender /dɪˈfɛndə/ NOUN
If you are a defender of a particular thing or person that has been criticized or attacked, you support that thing or person in public.
He was known as a defender of the environment.
- American English: defender
- Arabic: مُدَافِع
- Brazilian Portuguese: defensor
- Chinese: 保护者
- Croatian: branitelj
- Czech: obránce
- Danish: forsvarer
- Dutch: verdediger
- European Spanish: defensor
- Finnish: puolustusasianajaja
- French: défenseur
- German: Verteidiger
- Greek: υπερασπιστής
- Italian: difensore
- Japanese: 防御者
- Korean: 방어자
- Norwegian: forsvarer
- Polish: obrońca
- European Portuguese: defensor
- Romanian: apărător
- Russian: защитник
- Latin American Spanish: defensor
- Swedish: försvarare
- Thai: ผู้กระทำความผิด
- Turkish: savunucu
- Ukrainian: захисник
- Vietnamese: người bảo vệ
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