They ended up crawling for much of the journey, scaling electric fences and fending off wild animals in freezing conditions.
But Abbas has been systematically removing, discrediting or fending off all potential rivals, and he has no clear successor.
Is he fending off some of his fellow governors, who have always worried inflation is just around the corner?
At the same time, Tea Partyers are fending off Republican attempts to “kneecap” the movement as a whole, says Carender.
Enter the Crawleys of Downton Abbey, masters of fending off financial peril.
Up, up, he rose, fending off from the wall with feet and hands.
I endeavoured to avoid the encounter, and ran backward, fending him off with my knife.
As it was, they were kept hard at work baling with a tin scoop belonging to the punt, and fending off from the buoy.
With it he dared to go anywhere, knowing that it would furnish him food and fending.
He smoked and was fragmentary for a time, fending off my questions; then his story began to piece itself together.