Perhaps the most significant structural flaw in the current system, however, is that the fox is guarding the henhouse.
He had been guarding the outer checkpoint of the base, and opened fire on the soldiers as they exited in their Humvees.
The book, which comes out in April, features as its protagonist an 82-year-old woman who's guarding a family secret.
The Chicagoans and others “guarding” the president create their own “us versus them” world.
Foreign fighters, including Saudis, are guarding them, he says.
The more rapidly his mind works the safer are the interests he is guarding.
Back then he went to where the Dwarf, transformed, was guarding his wondrous hoard.
Think of them all, all over the world; guarding the frontiers, making the paths, exploring the danger-zones!
An Albany regiment, the 91st, was guarding our office—Newcomb was an Albany lawyer.
While we are wasting time a dozen more may be guarding the entrance to the house.
early 15c., "one who keeps watch," from Middle French garde "guardian, warden, keeper; watching, keeping, custody," from Old French garder "to keep, maintain, preserve, protect" (corresponding to Old North French warder, see gu-), from Frankish *wardon, from Proto-Germanic *wardo- "to guard" (see ward (v.)). Abstract or collective sense of "a keeping, a custody" (as in bodyguard) also is from early 15c. Sword-play and fisticuffs sense is from 1590s. Guard-rail attested from 1860.
A spasm of muscles that minimizes the motion or agitation of sites that are affected by injury or disease.