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Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?
Under pressure from German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, European Union leaders set in motion plans to amend the Lisbon Treaty to create a system to ward off financial crises.
Vitamin C is known to ward off the common cold
ward off = to deflect; avert
The fighter had to ward off a dangerous blow.
ward off = reflect, turn away (blow, danger)
She was so beautiful that she had difficulty in warding off all the men who wanted to marry her.
ward off = keep somebody. at a distance
Thanks for your efforts.
Last edited by vil; 30-Oct-2010 at 13:35.