ward off
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to avoid being hit by)
a. rechazar
In the karate match, Ron warded off his partner's kicks.En el torneo de karate, Ron rechazó los puntapiés de su compañero.
b. parar
My older brother tried to start a fight with me, but I managed to ward off his punches.Mi hermano mayor intentó empezar una pelea conmigo, pero pude parar sus puñetazos.
c. desviar
In this self-defense class, you'll learn to ward off the punches of an attacker.En esta clase de defensa personal, aprenderás a desviar los golpes de un atacante.
2. (to avoid danger)
a. conjurar
The neighbors got a big dog to ward off the danger posed by thieves.Los vecinos se hicieron con un perro grande para conjurar el peligro que suponen los ladrones.
b. protegerse contra
The sailors ate lemons to ward off scurvy.Los marineros comían limones para protegerse contra el escorbuto.
c. ahuyentar
The girl burned sage to ward off bad energy.La muchacha quemó salvia para ahuyentar la mala energía.
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ward off
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (blow)
a. rechazar, parar
2. (danger)
a. ahuyentar, prevenir
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ward off
transitive verb
[+attack] rechazar; [+blow] parar; desviar; [+infection] protegerse de; [+danger] protegerse contra; conjurar; [+evil spirits] conjurar
to ward off the cold protegerse del frío
have a drop of this to ward off the cold
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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