protect; make safe; keep safe from harm; protect against attack
support, protect, or show the rightness by argument
"She supported the motion to strike"
"Hold that position behind the trees!"
"Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks"
"The senator said he would oppose the bill"
"Don't fight it!"
"Ms. Smith will represent the defendant"
"He maintained his innocence"
Trees..defended and clad with thick leaued branches.
出自： P. Holland
Defending the airport against enemy attack.
出自： F. Fitzgerald
We must defend ourselves against the invaders.
She defended herself against a false accusation.
He defended himself against robbery.
The sentry defended the platoon against sudden attack.
We defend our country against enemies.
Their duty is to defend their country against both domestic and foreign enemies' attack.
The newspaper defended her against the accusations.
The fort cannot be defended against an air attack.
The law defends people from injustice.
He made a long speech defending his views from objection.
The dyke was built to defend the road from being washed away by the sea.
我队的两名后卫技巧娴熟地进行防守。 defend sb/oneself with sth
We defended ourselves with guns.
When the dog attacked me,I defended myself with a stick.
We will defend our motherland with our blood and lives.
They were defended with guns.
误 Their duty is to defend the enemy.
正 Their duty is to defend themselves against the enemy.
析 defend含义是“保卫自己,免受敌人攻击”,其宾语是保护的对象; against后接防御的对象。
误 She defended her children off the mad dog.
正 She defended her children from the mad dog.
析 表示“保护…使免遭危害”时, defend常与from连用。