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insure against sth

verb uk phrasal verb with insure   /ɪnˈʃɔːr/ us    /-ˈʃʊr/
to do something in order to prevent something unpleasant from happening or from affecting you: We thought we'd insure against rain by putting a tent up where people could take shelter.
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