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guard

guard

 
 
pronunciation:
gard
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
off guard, on guard
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part of speech: verb
inflections: guarded, guarding, guards
definition 1: to protect from danger or harm.
The dog guarded the sheep.
synonyms:
defend, preserve, protect, watch
similar words:
cover, ensure, escort, mind, safeguard, save, secure, shelter, shield
definition 2: to watch over to prevent escape.
Please guard the prisoners.
synonyms:
watch
similar words:
confine, escort, patrol, restrain
definition 3: to do what is necessary to prevent (followed by "against").
The farmers in the valley need to guard against floods in the rainy season.
similar words:
prepare, prevent
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who watches out for danger or protects property.
The museum had guards at every exit.
 
synonyms:
defender, preserver, shield
similar words:
custodian, escort, protection, security, warden, watchman
definition 2: A person who watches over another person to prevent escape.
There are guards in the prison day and night.
synonyms:
escort, lookout
similar words:
patrol, warden
definition 3: a device used to prevent harm to something.
Soccer players wear shin guards.
synonyms:
defense, shield
similar words:
cover, protection, safeguard, safety, screen, security
phrase: off guard
phrase: on guard
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