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verb [T]  /ˈseɪf·ɡɑrd/ us  
to protect someone or something from harm or destruction: Judges have an obligation to safeguard our right to free speech and a free press.
noun [C]  /ˈseɪf·ɡɑrd/ us  
The best safeguard against someone stealing your car is to lock it.
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