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English definition of “shield”

shield

verb [T]     /ʃiːld/
C1 to protect someone or something: She held her hand above her eyes to shield them from the sun. They are accused of trying to shield the General from US federal investigators.Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving
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