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Verb
Present participle for watch over in order to protect or control
“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.”
Verb
Present participle for take precautions against
“Given the undoubted complexity of this claim I must guard against conducting any form of mini-trial.”
Verb
“Any period of industrial action would see the army called in to guard prisoners.”
Verb
(caring for) Looking after someone or something
Adjective
Used or intended to defend or protect
Noun
Preservation, protection, or restoration of the natural environment and of wildlife
Noun
The action of protecting, or the state of being protected
Noun
The action of defending from or resisting attack
Noun
The safety of a state or organization against criminal activity such as terrorism, theft, or espionage
Noun
Protection from harm, damage, loss, or theft
Noun
Any perambulation of a particular line or district to guard it
Adjective
Intended to protect someone or something
Adjective
Defensive
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