Translation: from spanish

on the defensive

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  • on the defensive — phrasal : in a state or posture of defense or resistance : in opposition to an actual or expected aggression or attack * * * on the defensive phrase trying to defend something from attacks or criticism put someone on the defensive: a controversy… …   Useful english dictionary

  • onto the defensive — on/onto the deˈfensive idiom acting in a way that shows that you expect to be attacked or criticized; having to defend yourself • Their questions about the money put her on the defensive. • Warnings of an enemy attack forced the troops onto the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the defensive — trying to defend something from attacks or criticism put someone on the defensive: a controversy that has put the school s leadership on the defensive …   English dictionary

  • on the defensive — ► on the defensive expecting or resisting criticism or attack. Main Entry: ↑defensive …   English terms dictionary

  • on the defensive — phrasal in the state or condition of being prepared or required to defend against attack or criticism < keeping his political rivals on the defensive > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • on the defensive — expecting or resisting criticism or attack. → defensive …   English new terms dictionary

  • take the defensive — Contrast: TAKE THE OFFENSIVE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take the defensive — Contrast: TAKE THE OFFENSIVE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take\ the\ defensive — Contrast: take the offensive …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on the defensive — adjective prepared to defend or protect against criticism, attack or aggression …   Wiktionary

  • on the defensive — prepared to defend one s actions, ready to justify one s actions …   English contemporary dictionary


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