defend = 'defend against'

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 13 14:20:46 UTC 2012

CNN reports that FedEx is under investigation for systematically
overcharging customers.

FedEx, however, will "defend the allegations."

Slip or SOTA?


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