1 He was able to fend off the blow with his arm.
2 She raised her arm up to fend branches from her eyes.
3 The fox was released into the wild when it was old enough to fend for itself.
4 He managed to fend off his attackers with a stick.
5 China is cordoning off its own solar market to fend off international competition.
6 We went sneaking down the slope of it to labboard, in the dark, towards the texas, feeling our way slow with our feet, and spreading our hands out to fend off the guys, for it was so dark we couldn't see no sign of them.
7 He looked relaxed and determined as he fended off questions from the world's Press.
8 She spent the entire evening fending off unwanted admirers.
9 He had thus far succeeded in fending off my conversational sallies.