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Verbs (14)

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"
rid of, eliminate, obviate
v. do away with

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ward off
v. avert, turn away, or repel; "Ward off danger"
drive back, fight off, rebuff, repulse, repel
v. force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"
deflect, block, parry
v. impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"

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disembarrass, free, rid
v. relieve from; "Rid the house of pests"

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call for, demand, involve, take, require, need, postulate, ask, necessitate
v. require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"

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