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Hi, does anybody know a synonym for "beat off"
e.g. "beating off a challenge from a company"
Repel? Successfully defend?
I know many, many synonyms for "beat off", but not in the context you asked for.
I agree, but without any direct contact/conflict.
Acme Inc. makes an offer for Somebiz Enterprises. Somebiz thinks it's being undervalued, and advises its shareholders not to accept the offer. Somebiz survives, beating off the challenge from Acme.
"Oh my goodness!" he ejaculated, "I think I'll have another drink."