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English definition of “guard against sth”

guard against sth

phrasal verb with guard     /ɡɑːd/ US  /ɡɑːrd/ verb [T]
to take careful action in order to try to prevent something from happening: Regular exercise helps guard against heart disease.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
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