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Words and phrases that have a meaning related to defending:   (128 results)

Often used in the same context:
reigning, protecting, attacking, asserting, defeating, contending, countering, avenging, criticizing, punishing, conceding, prosecuting, reclaiming, harrying, vindicating, fighting, chasing, justifying, denying, dominating, contesting, condemning, squandering, securing, thwarting, reasserting, battling, safeguarding, assailing, upsetting, dethroning, claiming, abdicating, revenging, surrendering, blitzed, refuting, enforcing, upholding, guarding, rebuking, counterattacked, clinching, repulsing, undermining, opposing, impugning, castigating, beating, slandering, capitulating, chastising, tangling, steamrolled, trashing, usurping, wresting, deflecting, repeating, pressuring, pouncing, overmatched, unintimidated, besmirching, repelling, exonerating, denigrating, dismissing, disputing, defensing, knocking, tackling, rebutting, overpassing, pillorying, confronting, excusing, tramples, disagreeing, denouncing, righting, atoning, annihilating, fending, advancing, conflating, depriving, praising, regaining, relinquishing, squaring, challenged, bulling, ousting, shackling, arguing, respecting, rejecting, reining, scoring, apologizing, portraying

Appears in the definition of:
., afspc, air force space command, counterattack, countermove, counteroffensive, defence policy, defence program, defense policy, defense program, defensive, downfield, exoneration, goal-kick, justification, own goal, self-defence, self-defense, self-protection, soldier, territorial, trial attorney, trial lawyer, upfield, vindication

Synonyms:
defensive

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See defending used in context: 69 rhymes, 2 Shakespeare works, several books and articles.

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