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screen

verb [T] (PROTECT)    /skriːn/
to protect or hide: She raised her hand to screen her eyes from the bright light.Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving mainly US to protect someone by taking the blame yourself: The husband says he's the murderer but we think it was his wife - he's just screening her.Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving
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