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Translation of "guard" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb /ɡaːd/
to protect from danger or attack guardar, proteger, defender The soldiers were guarding the king/palace.
to prevent (a person) escaping, (something) happening vigilar The soldiers guarded their prisoners Try to guard against making silly mistakes.
guarded adjective
cautious cauteloso, prudente He gave guarded replies to the journalist’s questions.
guardedly adverb
cautelosamente, prudentemente She phrased her answers guardedly.
guard of honour ( guard of honor)
soldiers or other people who are lined up as an honour to someone important guardia de honor A guard of honour greeted the President at the airport.
keep guard (on)
vigilar, montar guardia The soldiers kept guard (on the prisoner).
off guard
unprepared desprevenido He hit me while I was off guard The goalkeeper was caught off guard by the long-distance shot .
on guard
prepared en guardia, en alerta Be on your guard against his tricks.
stand guard
to be on duty as a guard montar guardia, vigilar He stood guard at the gates.
(Definition of guard from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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