guard against

Definition of guard against

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  1. :  in opposition or hostility to

    :  contrary to

    :  in competition with

  1. :  in preparation for the time when

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