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guard

[ gahrd ]
/ gɑrd /
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verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
to take precautions (usually followed by against): to guard against errors.
to give protection; keep watch; be watchful.
noun
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Idioms about guard

Origin of guard

1375–1425; late Middle English garde guardianship <Old French g(u)arde, noun derivative of g(u)arder (v.) <Germanic; see ward

synonym study for guard

1. See defend.

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British Dictionary definitions for guard

guard
/ (ɡɑːd) /

verb
noun

Derived forms of guard

guardable, adjectiveguarder, nounguardless, adjectiveguardlike, adjective

Word Origin for guard

C15: from Old French garde, from garder to protect, of Germanic origin; compare Spanish guardar; see ward
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Other Idioms and Phrases with guard

guard

see off guard; stand guard.

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