Definitions for ward off
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word ward off
debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off(verb)
prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
"Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
avert, turn away, or repel
"Ward off danger"
to parry, or turn aside
to avert or prevent
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We seem to believe it is possible to ward off death by following rules of good grooming.
There were no arrests but we just had to ward off some people. Everyone with a cell phone camera wanted to come down to see the snowy owls.
Whoever doesn't have( a gun), should use whatever he has - it can be a club, an umbrella, anything - that can ward off the stabber and neutralize him.
Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate... but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins.
Translations for ward off
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- prevenirCatalan, Valencian
- prevenir, evitar, esquivarSpanish
- éviter, parer, prévenirFrench
- deviare, scansare, allontanare, evitare, sviareItalian
- ontwijken, afweren, voorkomenDutch
- предотврати́ть, отби́ть, пари́ровать, отврати́ть, отрази́ть, отвраща́ть, предотвраща́ть, отража́ть, отбива́тьRussian
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