Meaning: to try to stop someone or something from attacking you or hurting youSynonym: fend off
- fight off sth/sb My sister is learning karate so she'll be able to fight off anybody who tries to attack her.
- fight sth/sb off If you get the flu, you should rest in order to give your body the chance to fight it off.
Local manufacturers are threatened by importers of cheaper foreign products. If they can't fight them off, their sales will