defend

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /dīfĕnd/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: de‧fend

Verb[change]

Plain form
defend

Third-person singular
defends

Past tense
defended

Past participle
defended

Present participle
defending

  1. To remove an attacker; to protect your things and/or allies.
  2. (sports) To try to keep the other team from scoring, instead of trying to score.

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