on guard against

idiom

: alert and ready to respond to possible danger, threats, problems, etc.
We need to be on guard against attack.

Examples of on guard against in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What state officials are doing to find disease For its part, California wildlife officials have been on guard against the disease, monitoring and testing California elk and deer populations since 2000. Chris Biderman, Sacramento Bee, 8 May 2024 Recent efforts in Ohio and by the Biden administration show that families must be on guard against continuing attacks by ideologues on their kids. Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, National Review, 19 Nov. 2023 Parents of allergic tots are constantly on guard against exposures that can turn birthday parties and play dates into emergency room visits. Lauren Neergaard, The Enquirer, 11 May 2023 Parents of allergic tots are constantly on guard against exposures that can lead to emergency room visits. Sara Moniuszko, CBS News, 11 May 2023 Whoever killed Mary was really aiming at the heart of the touched, which Amalia should have been on guard against. Amanda Whiting, Vulture, 2 May 2021 Vaccine distribution plans in the Washington region are picking up while coronavirus cases have continued to surge, as local health officials urge residents to be on guard against infections. Washington Post, 3 Dec. 2020 Michael Shermer, executive director of the Skeptics Society, argues that conspiracy theories come from an ancient human tendency to stay on guard against predators. Delthia Ricks, Discover Magazine, 27 Jan. 2010 Parents of allergic tots are constantly on guard against exposures that can turn birthday parties and play dates into emergency room visits. Lauren Neergaard, The Enquirer, 11 May 2023

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'on guard against.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near on guard against

Cite this Entry

“On guard against.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20guard%20against. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!