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English definition of “insure against sth”

insure against sth

phrasal verb with insure     /ɪnˈʃɔːr/ US  /-ˈʃʊr/ verb
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.Avoiding actionLaziness and lazy people
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