guard


guard
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noun
1 person who guards sb/sth
ADJECTIVE
armed, uniformed

The building is protected by armed guards.

border, gate (AmE), prison, security
head
personal, private
military
VERB + GUARD
post, station

Guards had been posted all around the TV studio.

GUARD + VERB
patrol sth

Guards patrolled the perimeter fence.

protect sth
escort sb
be on duty
GUARD + NOUN
duty
dog
2 being ready to prevent attack or danger
ADJECTIVE
close
24-hour, constant, round-the-clock
armed

The accused was taken to court under armed guard.

heavy

He arrived under heavy guard.

military, police
PREPOSITION
off (your) guard

The question seemed to catch him off his guard.

He caught me completely off guard.

on (your) guard

Several police officers were on guard outside the factory.

He was always on his guard against moneymaking schemes.

under guard

The prisoners were under close guard.

guard against, guard over

Two police officers kept guard over the burned-out building.

PHRASES
drop your guard

Matt relaxed a little, dropping his guard.

keep guard of sth

Would you like me to keep guard of your room?

keep your guard up, keep up your guard

No one can keep their guard up all the time.

stand guard

A solider stood guard outside the palace.

3 group of soldiers/policemen who guard sb/sth
ADJECTIVE
civil, national, palace, presidential, royal
honour/honor
advance
elite
VERB + GUARD
change

The guard was changed every two hours.

call out

It would only be a matter of minutes before the alarm was raised and the guard called out.

PHRASES
guard of honour/honor

Fellow soldiers formed a guard of honour/honor at his wedding.

4 cover that prevents injury
ADJECTIVE
trigger
fire
shin, shoulder, wrist
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verb
ADVERB
well

The mountain pass is well guarded.

carefully

a bird carefully guarding its eggs

fiercely, jealously

She jealously guarded her position of power.

PREPOSITION
against

They guard the city against attack.

from

pop stars who need to be guarded from their fans

PHRASES
closely guarded, heavily guarded

The military base is closely guarded.

guard sb/sth with your life

He was under instructions to guard the key with his life.

tightly guarded

tightly guarded privacy

Guard is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑soldier, ↑troops
Guard is used with these nouns as the object: ↑border, ↑egg, ↑embassy, ↑entrance, ↑exit, ↑flank, ↑frontier, ↑interest, ↑nest, ↑perimeter, ↑privacy, ↑rear, ↑secret

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  • Guard — Guard, n. [OF. guarde, F. garde; of German origin; cf. OHG. wart, warto, one who watches, warta a watching, Goth. wardja watchman. See {Guard}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who, or that which, guards from injury, danger, exposure, or attack;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guard — may refer to:Professional occupations* Bodyguard, who protects an individual from personal assault * Crossing guard, who stops traffic so pedestrians can cross the street * Prison guard, who supervises prisoners in a prison or jail * Security… …   Wikipedia

  • guard — or middle guard [gärd] vt. [LME garde < the n.] 1. to keep safe from harm; watch over and protect; defend; shield 2. to watch over; specif., a) to keep from escape or trouble b) to hold in check; control; restrain c) Sports to keep (an… …   English World dictionary

  • guard — Ⅰ. guard UK US /gɑːd/ noun [C] ► WORKPLACE a piece of equipment that protects the user of a machine from being injured by a sharp or dangerous part on the machine: »Make sure that the safety guard is in position before using the cutting machine.… …   Financial and business terms

  • guard — ► VERB 1) watch over in order to protect or control. 2) (guard against) take precautions against. ► NOUN 1) a person, especially a soldier, who guards or keeps watch. 2) (treated as sing. or pl. ) a body of soldiers guarding a place or person. 3) …   English terms dictionary

  • Guard — /ɡaːɐt/ (engl., zu deutsch Verteidiger oder Schutz(vorrichtung) ) steht für: Point Guard und Shooting Guard, zwei Positionen im Basketball die zusammen den Backcourt bilden Enforcer, eine Position im Eishockey eine Position im American Football… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • guard — GUARD, guarzi, s.m. (Ieşit din uz) Soldat sau, p. ext., ofiţer, agent însărcinat cu paza. – Din it. guardia. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  guard s. m., pl. guarzi Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  GUARD s …   Dicționar Român

  • Guard — (g[aum]rd), v. i. To watch by way of caution or defense; to be cautious; to be in a state or position of defense or safety; as, careful persons guard against mistakes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guard — Guard, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Guarded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gurding}.] [OF. guarder, garder, warder, F. garder, fr. OHG. wart?n to be on the watch, await, G. marten. See {Ward}, v. & n., and cf. {Guard}, n.] 1. To protect from danger; to secure… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guard — [n1] protector bouncer*, chaperon, chaperone, chaser*, convoyer, custodian, defender, escort, guardian, lookout, picket, sentinel, sentry, shepherd, shield, ward, warden, watch, watchperson; concept 348 guard [n2] defense aegis, armament, armor,… …   New thesaurus

  • guard´ed|ly — guard|ed «GAHR dihd», adjective. 1. kept safe; carefully watched over; defended; protected. SYNONYM(S): watched. 2. careful; prudent; cautious: »“Maybe” was his guarded answer to my question …   Useful english dictionary