Definition of 'defence'
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And the guild has yet to make its case for the defence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is important to protect the defence. The Sun (2016)Their game is based around having an impenetrable defence and playing percentage rugby. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What happened to the defence budgets? The Sun (2016)He is a big threat, always trying to run behind defences. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But this lack of clarity is a weak defence of the government 's position. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This season, that defence has a far nastier bite. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So strike a line through'man of the match' as justification for the defence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The best way to ensure that America maintains its defence umbrella via Nato is to engage with him. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Yet the defence of justification was alleged cheating at cards. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Defence lawyers will normally prepare the case for the person who is accused. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)Lack of strength in depth in central defence. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They arrive as fears rise of a fresh round of defence cuts in the autumn. The Sun (2015)So you cannot blame the defence for that goal. The Sun (2013)It was a superb team effort in turning defence into attack into a goal. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The defence can also cover things such as dangerous driving. Times, Sunday Times (2006)His enduring friendships with them is the best defence against the charge of manipulation. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Neither the play nor the defence was sparkling. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Sometimes you can kick to attack and sometimes you can run out of defence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The top brass have contempt for this government and its defence cuts. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He still looks some way short of the player who terrorised defences last season. The Sun (2010)He shows attacking play and you play football to enjoy defence. The Sun (2014)The court accepted her defence that she was sleepwalking and unaware of her actions. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The defence of the police that emerges from the case is not total. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We might as well begin the case for the defence early. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The planning application claims the sea defences will protect the path and the vulnerable habitat. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Plans are under way to make new defences to last another century. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The more vigorous growth also provides a better defence against blight disease and fruits especially have proved to have a higher resistance. The Sun (2013)The stunning early score from Wasps scared them into a more conservative approach to defence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The Prime Minister promised that defence cuts would not impact on the front line. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'defence'
British English: defence /dɪˈfɛns/ NOUN
Defence is action taken to protect someone or something from attack.
The architecture was designed with defence in mind.
- American English: defense
- Arabic: دِفَاع
- Brazilian Portuguese: defesa
- Chinese: 防守
- Croatian: obrana
- Czech: obrana
- Danish: forsvar
- Dutch: verdediging
- European Spanish: defensa
- Finnish: puolustus
- French: défense
- German: Verteidigung
- Greek: άμυνα
- Italian: difesa
- Japanese: 防御
- Korean: 수비
- Norwegian: forsvar
- Polish: obrona
- European Portuguese: defesa
- Romanian: apărare
- Russian: защита
- Spanish: defensa
- Swedish: försvar
- Thai: การป้องกัน
- Turkish: savunma
- Ukrainian: захист
- Vietnamese: sự phòng thủ
Definition of defence from the Collins English Dictionary
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