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Phrasal Verbs

ward off

This page is about the phrasal verb ward off

Meaning

to stop something that's harmful or dangerous from coming near

Synonym

fend off

For example

  • ward off sth Many people believe that vitamin C can ward off the common cold.

  • ward sth off Did you know that garlic and crosses can be used to ward off Dracula and other vampires?

Quick Quiz

Boxers learn how to defend themselves by bobbing and weaving and warding off

a. referees

b. evil spirits

c. punches

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