verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- either of the linemen stationed between a tackle and the center.
- the position played by this lineman.
Origin of guard
SYNONYMS FOR guard
Examples from the Web for off-guard
The Taliban certainly fear the night raids, which catch them off-guard or when they are asleep.U.S. Hands Over Night Raids to Afghan Forces, With Possible Consequences|Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau|April 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The story caught even the most senior executives at NBC Universal off-guard.
I expected anger from the far-left, but the extreme caught me off-guard.A Democratic Speechwriter Backing McCain Responds to Attacks|Wendy Button|October 31, 2008|DAILY BEAST
Stillman knew at once that her ill-temper had caught her off-guard and she was already trying to crawl slowly back into his favor.The Blood Red Dawn|Charles Caldwell Dobie
British Dictionary definitions for off-guard
- chess cards to protect or cover (a chess man or card) with another
- curling bowls to protect or cover (a stone or bowl) by placing one's own stone or bowl between it and another player
- the act or duty of protecting, restraining, or supervising
- (as modifier)guard duty
- another name for safety chain
- a long neck chain often holding a chatelaine
- the position of the two players in a team who play furthest from the basket
- a player in this position
- (of a sentry) to begin to keep watch
- (with over) to take up a protective or defensive stance (over something)
Derived Formsguardable, adjectiveguarder, nounguardless, adjectiveguardlike, adjective
Word Origin for guard
Idioms and Phrases with off-guard
see off guard; stand guard.