Definition of forfend verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

forfend

 verb
verb
NAmE//fɔrˈfend//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they forfend
 
he / she / it forfends
 
past simple forfended
 
-ing form forfending
 
 
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Idioms
Heaven forbid/forfend (that)…(humorous or old use)
 
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used to say that you are frightened of the idea of something happening Heaven forbid that students are encouraged to think!
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