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1‘the men's surgical ward’
room, compartment, department, unit, area
2‘the second most marginal ward in Westminster’
district, constituency, division, quarter, zone, parish, community, department, canton
3‘for the last three years the boy has been my ward’
dependant, charge, protégé, pupil, trainee, apprentice
1‘the last of the accident victims was warded’
admit to hospital, admit, take in, let in, accept, receive, give entry to
1‘Candy held up her hands as though warding off a blow’
parry, avert, deflect, block, turn aside, defend oneself against, guard against, evade, avoid, dodge
2‘garlands of turmeric and garlic are worn to ward off evil spirits’
avert, rebuff, rebut, keep at bay, keep at arm's length, fend off, stave off, oppose, resist, prevent, hinder, obstruct, impede, foil, frustrate, thwart, check, baulk, stop, head off
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