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    guard - Dictionary definition and meaning for word guard

    Definition
    (noun) a person who keeps watch over something or someone Definition
    (noun) the person who plays that position on a football team
    Example Sentence
    • the left guard was injured on the play
    Definition
    (noun) a device designed to prevent injury or accidents
    Synonyms : safety , safety device
    Definition
    (noun) a posture of defence in boxing or fencing
    Example Sentence
    • keep your guard up
    Definition
    (noun) the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team Definition
    (noun) a military unit serving to protect some place or person Definition
    (noun) a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
    Synonyms : precaution , safeguard
    Example Sentence
    • he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution
    • an insurance policy is a good safeguard
    • we let our guard down
    Definition
    (noun) the duty of serving as a sentry
    Example Sentence
    • he was on guard that night
    Definition
    (noun) (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage
    Example Sentence
    • guards must be good blockers
    Definition
    (noun) a position on a basketball team Definition
    (verb) to keep watch over
    Example Sentence
    • there would be men guarding the horses
    Definition
    (verb) watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect
    Synonyms : ward
    Example Sentence
    • guard my possessions while I'm away
    Definition
    (verb) protect against a challenge or attack
    Synonyms : defend , hold
    Example Sentence
    • Hold that position behind the trees!
    • Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks
    Definition
    (verb) take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence
    Example Sentence
    • guard against becoming too friendly with the staff
    • guard against infection
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