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noun [uncountable]     self-defence pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    actions that you take or force that you use in order to protect yourself
    in self-defence:

    Margaret claims she was acting in self-defence when she shot him.

  2. 2
    fighting skills that you can use to defend yourself from a physical attack

    self-defence classes


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