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guards

noun , plural of guard

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1 a person or group that watches over someone or something
  • checked in with the security guard at the gate
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2 a position of readiness to oppose actual or expected attack
  • be on your guard against snakes in the swamp
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3 a protective device (as on a weapon) to prevent accidental operation
  • slid the guard into place over the chainsaw chain
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4 means or method of defending
  • the boxer's sparring partner managed to get a blow in under his left guard
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5 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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6 someone that protects
  • a battalion of burly guards surrounding the celebrity
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