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(caring for) Looking after someone or something
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Present participle for to protect or defend someone or something
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“On the pretext that the statue was about to be attacked, soldiers were posted to guard the edifice.”
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Present participle for to prevent entry into a secure area or structure
“With the lobster there to guard the entrance from intruders, the eel can live quite comfortably.”
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Present participle for to accompany so as to keep safe from harm or danger
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“Tell me what happened last week, when you were meant to guard the Queen on her secret trip.”
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Present participle for to surveil or watch over (someone)
“His duty was to guard the captive and to keep an eye generally on the state of the camp.”
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Present participle for to be wary of or alert to (something)
“We must guard against the possibility of other bodies offering us gifts with certain conditions which may, in fact, encroach upon the integrity and the independence of the system.”
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Present participle for to hide or suppress something
“When we can properly guard this secret, our duty will be accomplished.”
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Present participle for to keep watch over or guard an area by walking or traveling around it
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Present participle for to accompany and look after or supervise
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Present participle for to maintain law and order, typically by guarding or protecting
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Present participle for to act in preparation for something
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Present participle for to enclose or encircle within a space or area
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Present participle for to appreciate or value highly
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Present participle for show or prove to be right, reasonable, or justified
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Present participle for to prepare oneself for something that may eventuate
Noun
Protection from harm, damage, loss, or theft
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Adjective
Used or intended to defend or protect
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