English version

ward something ↔ off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishward something ↔ off phrasal verbPREVENTto do something to try to protect yourself from something bad, such as illness, danger, or attack Don’t forget insect repellent to ward off the mosquitoes. a spell to ward off evil spirits ward→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
ward offThe attacker moves in with a roundhouse kick to the head and the defender raises his arm to ward it off.This she does not permit; now she knows how to ward him off.None the less to ward them off, lanterns are hung near the surface where the sharks thrash about.The safe procedure to ward it off, or so we gathered, was a homeopathic dose of torture.I hear noise at the ward door, off up the hall out of my sight.
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Verb table
ward
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyward
he, she, itwards
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywarded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave warded
he, she, ithas warded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad warded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill ward
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have warded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam warding
he, she, itis warding
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you, we, theyare warding
Past
I, he, she, itwas warding
you, we, theywere warding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been warding
he, she, ithas been warding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been warding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be warding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been warding
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