defend

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defend(
dih
-
fehnd
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (physically)
a. defender
The soldiers defended the fort.Los soldados defendieron la fortaleza.
2. (verbally)
a. defender
Enrique defended his theory against criticism.Enrique defendió su teoría de la crítica.
3. (legal)
a. defender
She hired a lawyer to defend her in court.Contrató a un abogado para defenderla en el juicio.
4. (sports)
a. defender
The team is preparing to defend their title.El equipo se está preparando para defender el título.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (sports)
a. jugar de defensa
He entered the game to defend.Entró al partido para jugar de defensa.
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defend
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. defender
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. defender
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defend [dɪˈfend]
transitive verb
(all senses) defender;against contra;from de
to defend o.s. defenderse
intransitive verb
(Dep) jugar de defensa
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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