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ἀπο-μάχομαι [μᾰ], fut. -μαχοῦμαι, fight from the walls of a fort or town, τεῖχος ἱκανὸν ὥστε ἀπομάχεσθαι ἐκ τοῦ ἀναγκαιοτάτου ὕψους Th. 1.90; βασίλεια ἱκανὰ ἀ. high or strong enough to fight from, X.Cyr. 3.1.1: abs., fight desperately, Id.An.6.2.6; πρός τι Plu.Brut.5, Hld. 5.1; τινί against a thing, Plu.Caes.17.

II. ἀ. τι fight off a thing, decline it, ἀπεμαχέσαντο τοῦτο Hdt.7.136: abs., ὁ μὲν δὴ ταῦτα λέγων ἀπεμάχετο Id.1.9; ἀ. μὴ λαβεῖν τὴν ἀρχήν D H.2.60.

III. ἀ. τινά drive off in battle, X.HG6.5.34.

IV. finish a battle, fight it out, Lys.3.25; resist, Arist.Pr.870b23.

V. metaph., counteract, ταῖς ἀποφοραῖς Aët.16.24.