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    #1

    'To fight off a grin'

    Dear teachers

    I can't find the meaning of the following sentence in read in any dictionary:

    Arthur: Did they actually asked if you'd had killed someone?
    Beca: Yes
    Arthur fought off a grin.
    Arthur: What did you say?
    Beca: I said 'no', of course.

    Thank you

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    Re: 'To fight off a grin'

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers

    I can't find the meaning of the following sentence in read in any dictionary:

    Arthur: Did they actually asked if you'd had killed someone?
    Beca: Yes
    Arthur fought off a grin.
    Arthur: What did you say?
    Beca: I said 'no', of course.

    Thank you
    It means he tried not to grin, probably because he didn't believe the accusation.

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    Re: 'To fight off a grin'

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post

    Arthur: Did they actually asked if you'd had killed someone?
    Are you sure it was written like that in the dictionary, or is it your typo?
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: 'To fight off a grin'

    too many 'had's

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