insure against

phrasal verb

insured against; insuring against; insures against
: to make (something bad) less likely to happen usually by planning and preparing
Doctors recommend exercising to insure against health problems.
: to protect (someone) from (something bad)
We can't insure our children against all life's problems.

Examples of insure against in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From Larry Waggoner: Around 1990, a family member arrived at Vin’s home in the morning after a late Dodgers game, to assess property, Vin was insuring against theft or damage. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2023 His voice is also insured against copyright infringement. Nick Vivarelli, Variety, 19 July 2023 Multinational companies, with government encouragement, will rationally insure against problems by building redundant supply chains in safer locations. Adam S. Posen, Foreign Affairs, 17 Mar. 2022 Many companies stopped writing new policies after the 1994 Northridge quake, which prompted the creation of a distinct California Earthquake Authority to insure against seismic damage. Sam Dean, Los Angeles Times, 15 June 2023 The cost of insuring against a sovereign default dipped, while Turkey’s 10-year dollar bond yields fell to 9.3%, the lowest in three weeks. Firat Kozok,, 2 June 2023 The price to insure against a failure of U.S. government debt, as measured by the spread of one year U.S. credit default swaps, hit a record high last week. Will Daniel, Fortune, 16 May 2023 Investors are also bidding up the price of credit default swaps, which insure against a federal default. Tyler Pager, Jeff Stein, Liz Goodwin and Leigh Ann Caldwell, The Washington Post, Anchorage Daily News, 10 May 2023 After that occurred, the cost of insuring against US debt for a year jumped to 63 basis points. Elisabeth Buchwald, CNN, 20 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Insure against.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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