Definitions for ward off

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. ward off(verb)

    avert, turn away, or repel

    "Ward off danger"

Wiktionary

  1. ward off(Verb)

    to parry, or turn aside

  2. ward off(Verb)

    to avert or prevent

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ward off in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ward off in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Don Delillo:

    We seem to believe it is possible to ward off death by following rules of good grooming.

  2. Larry Ragonese:

    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.

  3. Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon:

    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.

  4. Franz Kafka:

    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.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • prevenirCatalan, Valencian
  • odrazitCzech
  • abwehrenGerman
  • prevenir, evitar, esquivarSpanish
  • torjuaFinnish
  • éviter, parer, prévenirFrench
  • parearIdo
  • deviare, scansare, allontanare, evitare, sviareItalian
  • かわすJapanese
  • ontwijken, afweren, voorkomenDutch
  • предотврати́ть, отби́ть, пари́ровать, отврати́ть, отрази́ть, отвраща́ть, предотвраща́ть, отража́ть, отбива́тьRussian
  • avvärjaSwedish

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