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English definition of “safeguard against sth”

safeguard against sth

phrasal verb with safeguard     /ˈseɪf.ɡɑːd/ US  /-ɡɑːrd/ verb [T]
to do things that you hope will stop something unpleasant from happening: A good diet will safeguard against disease.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
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