fend＝to strike（打击） 变化型 fest
1 [Gp, U] (US sport 体) attacking team or section; method of attack 攻方; 进攻的方法
*Their team had a poor offense. 他们队进攻不力.
* They deserved to lose; their offense was badly planned. 他们也该输, 进攻全无章法. Cf 参看 defence 3.
2 [C, U] (US) = offence.
1. They took offense to my statement that a family consists of a husband, a wife and children, they said. 她们称对我所说的家庭由夫妻和子女组成的观点感到不快。