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Noun
A person who keeps watch, especially a soldier or other person assigned to protect a person or to control access to a place
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“The guard assigned to the U.S. ambassador shot at the assailants, and after a brief gun battle, the assassins were overcome.”
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A device worn or fitted to prevent injury or damage
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“The guard also prevents damage if the car bottoms-out over ruts or dips in the road.”
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A prison warder
“Thus, a few years ago it was held to be unconstitutional for a prison guard to hit an inmate.”
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A state of vigilance or preparedness against adverse circumstances
“Pensioners in Colchester were today told to keep their guard up after bogus callers struck twice.”
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A (heightened) state of being ready to defend oneself
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Quillon
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One who is holding a captive or captives
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A splasher (cover to prevent splashes)
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A barrier, railing, or other upright structure, typically of wood or wire, enclosing an area of ground to prevent or control access or escape
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An expedition to keep watch over an area, especially by guards or police walking or driving around at regular intervals
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The protective care or guardianship of someone or something
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Lookout duty
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Soft, thick material used to line garments or pack fragile items, especially cotton wool formed into a fleecy layer
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A guard, typically made of straps or wire, fitted over an animal's muzzle to stop it biting or feeding
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A survey, a tour
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A person who serves in an army
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A device consisting of a circular canopy of cloth on a folding metal frame supported by a central rod, used as protection against rain
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A person or thing that contrasts with and so emphasizes and enhances the qualities of another
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The action of overseeing something
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A rigid casing that encloses and protects a piece of moving or delicate equipment
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An organized body of military personnel or police
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Verb
Watch over in order to protect or control
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“On the pretext that the statue was about to be attacked, the army erected a barbed wire fence around the area on May 25 and posted soldiers to guard the edifice.”
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Take precautions against
“Given the undoubted complexity of this claim I must guard against conducting any form of mini-trial.”
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To watch over (someone) to prevent them from escaping
“Any period of industrial action would see the army called in to guard prisoners.”
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(care for) To look after
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To keep watch over (an area) by regularly walking or travelling around it
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Enclose or separate an area with a fence
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To accompany and look after or supervise
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To act in preparation for something
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Wrap up, cover, or surround completely
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Show or prove to be right, reasonable, or justified
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Soften the effect of an impact on
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Supply or provide with weapons
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To appreciate or value highly
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