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defend

US [dɪˈfend]
UK [dɪ'fend]
  • v.保卫;保护;防守;防御
  • Web辩护;防卫;为……辩护
Simple Present:defends  Present Participle:defending  Past Tense:defended  
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v.
防御protect against attack
1.
[t][i]
防御;保护;保卫to protect sb/sth from attack
Troops have been sent to defend the borders.
已派出部队去守卫边疆。
All our officers are trained to defend themselves against knife attacks.
我们所有的警察都接受过自卫训练,能够对付持刀袭击。
It is impossible to defend against an all-out attack.
防御全面进攻是不可能的。
支持support
2.
[t]
辩解;辩白to say or write sth in support of sb/sth that has been criticized
How can you defend such behaviour?
你怎能为这种行为辩解呢?
Politicians are skilled at defending themselves against their critics.
从政者都善于为自己辩解,反驳别人的批评。
体育运动in sport
3.
[i][t]
~ (sth)
防守to protect your own goal to stop your opponents from scoring
竞赛in competitions
4.
[t]
~ sth
参加比赛(或选举)保住(头衔、席位等)to take part in a competition that you won the last time and try to win it again
He is defending champion .
他在参加卫冕赛。
She will be defending her title at next month's championships.
她将在下月的锦标赛上争取蝉联冠军。
He intends to defend his seat in the next election.
他想在下届选举中寻求连任。
法律law
5.
[t][i]
~ (sb/yourself)
(为…)辩护;当辩护律师to act as a lawyer for sb who has been charged with a crime
He has employed one of the UK's top lawyers to defend him.
他请了英国一位顶尖律师为他辩护。

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