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Definition of fend verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

fend

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//fend//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fend//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fend
BrE BrE//fend//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fend//
 
he / she / it fends
BrE BrE//fendz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fendz//
 
past simple fended
BrE BrE//ˈfendɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfendɪd//
 
past participle fended
BrE BrE//ˈfendɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfendɪd//
 
-ing form fending
BrE BrE//ˈfendɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfendɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘defend’): shortening of defend. Compare with fence. Phrasal Verbsfend for yourselffend off somebody
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fend