stand guard/watch

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Definition of stand guard/watch

: to stand in a position and guard or watch someone or something in order to look for possible danger, threats, etc. A soldier stood guard by the door.

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“Stand guard/watch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stand%20guard%2Fwatch. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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