insure against

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of insure against

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

Word by Word Definitions

insure play
  1. : to provide or obtain insurance on or for

  2. : to make certain especially by taking necessary measures and precautions

  3. : to contract to give or take insurance

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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