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Verbs (5)

drive back, fight off, rebuff, repulse, repel
v. force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"

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winnow out, rule out, reject, eliminate
v. dismiss from consideration or a contest; "John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi"; "This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration"
ward off
v. avert, turn away, or repel; "Ward off danger"
deflect, block, parry
v. impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"
ward off, fend off, stave off, head off, forefend, debar, avoid, avert, deflect, obviate, forfend
v. prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"

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struggle, fight, contend
v. be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"

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