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1. ward off (v.)

avert, turn away, or repel

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2. ward-heeler (n.)

a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends

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3. ward off (v.)

prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

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4. ward (n.)

a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another

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5. ward (n.)

a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections

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6. ward (n.)

block forming a division of a hospital (or a suite of rooms) shared by patients who need a similar kind of care

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7. off (adv.)

from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)

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8. off (adv.)

at a distance in space or time

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9. off (adj.)

not in operation or operational

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10. off (adj.)

below a satisfactory level

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