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precaution

noun [C]
 
 
/prɪˈkɔːʃən/
something that you do to prevent bad things happening in the future: Driving alone at night can be dangerous, so always take precautions. They called the doctor as a precaution. [+ of + doing sth] He took the precaution of locking the door.Protection and protectorsEnvironmental issues
precautionary adjective a precautionary measure/step something that you do in order to prevent something bad from happeningDefending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving
Translations of “precaution”
in Korean 예방 조치…
in Arabic اِحْتِياط…
in French précaution…
in Turkish önlem, tedbir…
in Italian precauzione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 預防,預防措施…
in Russian предосторожность…
in Polish zabezpieczenie, środek zapobiegawczy…
in Spanish precaución…
in Portuguese precaução…
in German die Vorsichtsmaßregel…
in Catalan precaució…
in Japanese 予防策, 用心, 警戒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 预防,预防措施…
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