- v. Simple past tense and past participle of fend.
“Everyone kind of fended for themselves," recalls Portland, Ore., franchisee Barry Cade .”
“A public offering should bring a windfall for a group of hedge funds, led by Silver Point Capital LP and Elliott Management Corp., which together invested about $350 million in Delphi debt and fended off a purchase bid by former parent, General Motors Co. and Platinum Equity.”
“The federal government fended off another targeted phishing attack in April, according to the Department of Homeland Security.”
“I sat at your table, he reminded the actress, who looked a little put out when he approached her as she fended off admirers in the predictably rococo drawing room of the French Embassy, where the most discriminating after-party was under way.”
“Tondo, with the help of Movistar teammate Juan Mauricio Soler, fended off attacks from second-place rider José Serpa Androni and counter-attacked near the end to widen his overall margin by four seconds.”
“Like many homeless and runaway young adults, these eight had eschewed the adult homeless shelters, and instead fended for themselves.”
“And there was me expecting some dog to have come to the rescue of its owner and fended off a gator!”
“Chu, meanwhile, ended the day with the same quiet defiance with which he fended off Republican attacks.”
“The persuasive power of an odor cannot be fended off, it enters into us like breath into our lungs, it fills us up, imbues us totally.”
“It's a power reversal that a few weeks ago seemed far from the rebels' grasp, as Gadhafi's forces fended off repeated attacks around the capital city.”
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