Definition of "fended" []

  • To give support (to someone, esp oneself); provide (for) (verb)
  • To ward off or turn aside (blows, questions, attackers, etc) (verb)
  • To defend or resist (verb)
  • To struggle; strive (verb)
  • A shift or effort (noun)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of fend. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "fended" in a sentence
  • ""Everyone kind of fended for themselves," recalls Portland, Ore., franchisee Barry Cade ."
  • "A public offering should bring a windfall for a group of hedge funds, led by Silver Point Capital LP and Elliott Management Corp., which together invested about $350 million in Delphi debt and fended off a purchase bid by former parent, General Motors Co. and Platinum Equity."
  • "The federal government fended off another targeted phishing attack in April, according to the Department of Homeland Security."