verb (used with object)
Origin of precaution
Related formsun·pre·cau·tioned, adjective
Examples from the Web for precaution
As a precaution against a possible disturbance, the ferry was escorted by a police boat, its blue lights flashing.‘I Can’t Breathe!’ ‘I Can’t Breathe!’ A Moral Indictment of Cop Culture|Michael Daly|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The jacket and gloves were a precaution in the event the eaglet panicked, but there was little fuss as he tossed the net over her.
As a precaution, they have been placed on a 21-day fever watch.
But, the precaution falls flat on the upper floors of thin-walled barracks.Dodging Rockets in Afghanistan as the Taliban’s Fighting Season Begins|Nick Willard|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These are mainly a precaution against random violence, like the shootings in Washington last week.The Return of Terror: Lessons of the Nairobi Shopping-Mall Siege|Christopher Dickey|September 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This, as I took it, was intended on his part as a precaution against suspicion of his friendliness.A Volunteer with Pike|Robert Ames Bennet
Some precaution, therefore, must be taken—I must find a better stopper.The Boy Tar|Mayne Reid
Not that he really wished Albert to be suspected of the crime, it was simply a precaution.The Widow Lerouge|Emile Gaboriau
I took the precaution, however, to put the burning-glass into my pocket, lest we should want fire.The Coral Island|R. M. Ballantyne
He took the precaution to place two or three men on sentry round it.Orange and Green|G. A. Henty