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shields

noun
plural of shield

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means or method of defending
  • the slightly built boy used his sharp wit as a shield against the school's bullies

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shields

verb
present tense third-person singular of shield

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1 to drive danger or attack away from
  • celebrities who are shielded by a cluster of bodyguards whenever they appear in public

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2 to place a protective layer over
  • she shielded her eyes from the sun with her hand

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“Shields.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shields. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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