Prevent from harming or affecting one: she put up a hand as if to ward him off
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- The archetypal souvenirs are ceramic tiles featuring the Evil Eye - a Turkish good luck charm designed to ward off evil spirits.
- In areas where apples were grown, it evolved into a ritual in which chants and dances were used to ward off evil spirits which it was believed would harm the trees.
- The veil was also believed to magically have the power to ward off surrounding evils that wish to harm the bride.