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off guard

Definition of off guard

  1. :  in an unprepared state :  not ready :  surprised <They've been bluffing, trying to keep him off guard.> <Her angry response caught me off guard.> <We were thrown off guard by their early arrival.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official

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  1. : :  one assigned to protect or oversee another: as

    :  a person or a body of persons on sentinel duty

    :  troops attached to the person of the sovereign

  1. :  to protect an edge of with an ornamental border

    :  to protect from danger especially by watchful attention :  make secure

    :  to stand at the entrance of as if on guard or as a barrier


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