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English definition of “guard”

guard

verb [T] (WATCH)    /ɡɑːd/ US  /ɡɑːrd/
B2 to protect someone or something from being attacked or stolen: Soldiers guard the main doors of the embassy.Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving B2 to watch someone and make certain they do not escape from a place: Five prison officers guarded the prisoners.Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving
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