guard against

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

guard play
  1. : one assigned to protect or oversee another: such as

  2. : a person or a body of persons on sentinel duty

  3. : troops attached to the person of the sovereign

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

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

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

against play
  1. : in opposition or hostility to

  2. : contrary to

  3. : in competition with

  1. : in preparation for the time when


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