under guard

Definition of under guard

  1. :  in the position of someone (such as a prisoner) who is being watched by a guard He was arrested and placed under guard.

Word by Word Definitions

underplay
  1. :  in or into a position below or beneath something

    :  below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

    :  in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. :  below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

    :  subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

    :  receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. :  lower in rank or authority :  subordinate

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

    :  a person or a body of persons on sentinel duty

    :  troops attached to the person of the sovereign

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

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

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


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