verb (used with object)
to defend, secure, or protect.
to fend off, avert, or prevent.
(US) to protect or secure
(obsolete) to prohibit or prevent
also forefend, late 14c., “to protect, prohibit; to avert, prevent,” a hybrid from for- + fend, from Latin defendere “to ward off.”
/ˈfɔːfɛks/ noun 1. (entomol) a pair of pincers, esp the paired terminal appendages of an earwig
[fawr-fi-kit, -keyt] /ˈfɔr fɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt/ adjective 1. deeply forked, as the tail of a bird. /ˈfɔːfɪkɪt; -ˌkeɪt/ adjective 1. (esp of the tails of certain birds) deeply forked
/fərˈfoxən/ adjective 1. (Scot) exhausted
[fer-gat] /fərˈgæt/ verb, Archaic. 1. a simple past tense of . [fer-get] /fərˈgɛt/ verb (used with object), forgot or (Archaic) forgat; forgotten or forgot; forgetting. 1. to cease or fail to remember; be unable to recall: to forget someone’s name. 2. to omit or neglect unintentionally: I forgot to shut the window before leaving. 3. […]