how to pronounce fend


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fend is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of fend in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… the company fend off an explosion in …”

meanings of fend


  1. To defend, to take care of (typically construed with for); to block or push away (typically construed with off).
  2. To take care of oneself; to take responsibility for one's own well-being.


  1. Self-support; taking care of one's own well-being.
  2. An enemy; fiend; the Devil.

fend frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word fend occurs in english on average 2.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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