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Ward off
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Ward off as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

25 June 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 15 answers for the crossword clue 'Ward off', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Ward off a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

Ward off is a 2 word phrase featuring 8 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Monday, 28 June 2021 with the answer being REPEL, we also found REPEL to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
  • Avert, turn away, or repel; "Ward off danger"

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

FEND
Withstand the force of something; "The trees resisted her"; "stand the test of time"; "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow"

5 Letters

AVERT
Prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"

AVOID
Prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"

DEBAR
Prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club"

DETER
Turn away from by persuasion; "Negative campaigning will only dissuade people"

PARRY
A return punch (especially by a boxer)

REPEL
Reject outright and bluntly; "She snubbed his proposal"

STAVE
A crosspiece between the legs of a chair

7 Letters

DEFLECT
Impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"

FENDOFF
Prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"

FORFEND
Prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"

HEADOFF
Prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"

OBVIATE
Do away with

8 Letters

FOREFEND
Prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"

STAVEOFF
Prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"

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