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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishself-defenceˌself-deˈfence British English, self-defense American English noun [uncountable]  1 DEFENDsomething you do to protect yourself or your propertyin self-defence He shot him in self-defence.2 DEFENDskills that you learn to protect yourself if you are attacked
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self-defenceself-defence classesThe police claimed they had acted in self-defence.Clearly the current situation in which the use of force is illegal except in self-defence is inadequate.She claims she shot him in self-defence.The latter picked up a crossbow, intending to use it in self-defence.Mr De Benedetti's line in self-defence is also rather familiar.Its use in self-defence is entirely secondary and only employed as a last resort.But developing a sense of this is essential to wellbeing; assertiveness training and learning self-defence can both help.It has the strange ability to blow itself up with either air or water as a means of self-defence.The basic rules of self-defence are quite simple: keep your eyes open and you can usually avoid trouble.All nations have the right to self-defence.
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