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English definition of “safeguard”


verb [T]     /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] The disk has built-in safeguards to prevent certain errors.Safe and secure
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