Watch over, act as a lookout, as in We'll climb the tree and get the apples if Josh will stand guard, or There's a parking space; stand guard while I make a U-turn and get to it. This term alludes to the military defense of posting guards to watch for the enemy.
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To be a liberal, you have to stand up for liberal principles.Bill Maher: Hundreds of Millions of Muslims Support Attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’|Lloyd Grove|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A guard is manning the door, which is always kept ajar so she can be monitored.
And with stand-ups, I remember liking George Carlin and Steve Martin.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Those opposing same-sex marriage are on their heels, and increasingly unwilling or unable to make a stand against it.
Spencer, 27, is variously described as a writer and a stand-up comic.Meet Stephen Fry’s Future Husband (Who Is Less Than Half His Age)|Tom Sykes|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In particular the Governor of Adinskoy offered us a guard of fifty men to the next station, if we apprehended any danger.
She stood, in her young purity, at one end of the chain of years, and Mrs. Chepstow—did she really stand at the other?Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
But the liberal soul deviseth liberal things, and by liberal things shall he stand.
All bribery, and injustice shall be blotted out, and fidelity shall stand for ever.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
It is only necessary to have a zinc, or a galvanized tray on which to stand the glass in an inverted position.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin