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guard

guard

 
 
pronunciation:
gard
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: guarded, guarding, guards
definition: to protect or pay close attention to something in order to keep it safe.
The dog guarded the sheep.The soldier guarded the entrance.
synonyms:
defend, preserve, protect, watch
similar words:
cover, escort, mind, save, shelter, shield
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a person whose job is to watch out for danger or protect property.
There were guards around the president's house.
 
synonyms:
defender, preserver
similar words:
custodian, escort
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