guard against

phrasal verb
guarded against; guarding against; guards against

Definition of guard against

: to try to keep (something) from happening Clean the wound to guard against infection. That's the sort of thinking we have to guard against.

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“Guard against.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guard%20against. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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