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to stop someone who is trying to attack you
to defend yourself against an attack
to not allow yourself to be treated badly, especially by someone in authority
to push something to the side, especially in order to defend yourself from attack
to stop someone who is trying to attack you from coming close
to prevent someone from physically attacking you by hitting them with your hands or with an object
to direct criticism, attention, or blame away from yourself toward someone else
to force someone to go away, especially when they are attacking or threatening you
to defend your opinions when criticized by other people
to take action to protect yourself against criticism, blame, or legal problems
a start-up … whose value has reached more than one billion US dollars
an object that floats on water to show ships where it is safe and where there is danger
an afternoon full of crafts
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