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plural of guard
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as in defensives
a position of readiness to oppose actual or expected attack be on your guard against snakes in the swamp

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as in locks
a protective device (as on a weapon) to prevent accidental operation slid the guard into place over the chainsaw chain

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as in guides
one that accompanies another for protection, guidance, or as a courtesy the honor guards raised their sabers as the happy couple descended the church steps

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verb

present tense third-person singular of guard

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“Guards.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/guards. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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