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on guard

Definition of on guard

  1. :  watching and ready to respond if needed <Several soldiers were on guard at the gate.>



Word by Word Definitions

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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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