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guard against sth

phrasal verb with guard
 
 
/ɡɑːd/ verb [T]
to try to make certain that something does not happen by being very careful: Regular exercise helps guard against heart disease.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
Translations of “guard against sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 防止, 防範…
in Russian ограждать, защищать…
in Turkish ...e/a karşı önlem/tedbir almak, hazırlıklı olmak, önlemeye çalışmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 防止, 防范…
in Polish zapobiegać czemuś…
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