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Verb: forfend  for'fend
  1. Prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; to protect from or to keep away anything undesirable; to ward off
    "forfend a strike";
    - debar, forefend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off

Derived forms: forfended, forfending, forfends

Type of: forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent