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We've all done stupid things when we're drunk, and it sounds like you did your inebriated best to fend off this lass - but a picture paints a thousand words.
FOO FIGHTER Dave Grohl managed to fend off a viral throat infection to perform at Radio 1's One Big Weekend.
Males must fend off "floaters"--homeless males that try to move in.
Pippin felt the call of the wild, and left his adoptive family to fend for himself--what new adventures could be in store for him?
The CSU trustees had approved an increase last December, saying it would be necessary to fend off the effects of a projected $7.
5 million children were orphaned by AIDS and left to fend for themselves.
Together Ada and Ruby develop the farm, make use of the land, fend off the predators, both human and animal, while they wait for Inman's return from the war.
Bavaria is growing in order to fend off a possible takeover by Brazil's Ambev, which has been buying out breweries throughout the region.
LEE AND MURRAY OFTEN GLIDED AROUND THE BARE STAGE WITH WIDE LUNGES, EYES DARTING AND ARMS POISED TO FEND OFF ATTACK.
Throughout the books, Harry must fend off attacks from an evil arch-villain, Lord Voldemort, who murdered Harry's parents and wants to kill him as well.
The system was developed to fend off the growing breed of viruses that spread through the Internet by infecting not end-user PCs but the servers that drive the web.
Cisco wants to offer faster versions of its most expensive switches and routers to fend off competition from Lucent Technologies Inc.