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English definition of “safeguard”

safeguard

verb [T] uk   /ˈseɪf.ɡɑːd/ us    /-ɡɑːrd/
to protect something from harm: The union safeguards the interests of all its members.Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving
safeguard
noun [C or U] uk   us  
The disk has built-in safeguards to prevent certain errors.Safe and secure
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