/ dI5fend; dI`fZnd/ v
[Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sb/sth (from/against sb/sth) (a) protect sb/sth from harm; guard sb/sth 保护某人[某物]免受伤害; 保卫某人[某事物]: When the dog attacked me, I defended myself with a stick. 那狗扑向我时, 我用棍子自卫. * defend sb from attack, an attacker, injury 保护某人免受攻击﹑ 免遭袭击者攻打﹑ 以免受伤 * defend one's country against enemies 卫国抗敌. (b) act, speak or write in support of sb/sth 为支持某人[某事]而行动﹑ 说话或写文章: defend one's actions, cause, ideas, leader 为自己的行为﹑ 事业﹑ 想法﹑ 领导辩护 * The newspaper defended her against the accusations. 报纸为她辩护, 驳斥对她的指责. * defend a lawsuit, ie fight against it in court 对诉讼案进行辩护 * You'll need stronger evidence to defend your claim to the inheritance. 你需要更强有力的证据才能为你的遗产继承权进行辩护.
(a) [I, Tn, Tn.pr] (sport 体) protect (the goal, etc) from one's opponents 防守（球门等）; 防卫: Some players are better at defending. 有些运动员较擅长打防卫. * They had three players defending the goal (against attack). 他们有三个队员防守球门. (b) [Tn] (of a sports champion) take part in a contest to keep (one's position) （指运动冠军）参加卫冕 的比赛: She's running to defend her 400 metres title. 她为蝉联400米冠军而参赛. > defender n: He had to beat several defenders to score. 他要冲破几名後卫的拦截才能得分.