October 11 – defend

October 11, 2019 =========

☆  defend 守る


In sports, you can use the word “defend” in two ways. Firstly, an athlete who has previously won an event, will be defending their title, the next time the play that event. You will often hear this in tennis, for example, when players defend their titles. Last July, the news report from Wimbledon was, “Novak Djokovic defends Wimbledon title in five-set thriller.”

Secondly, you can use it to talk about what a player is doing. For example, “The goal went in, because there was no one defending or helping the goal keeper!” Or “You are good at defending, so I want you to play in the second half.”

Can you use defend in a sentence?