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Synonyms for guard

Synonyms for guard

to keep safe from danger, attack, or harm

a person or special body of persons assigned to provide protection or keep watch over, for example

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the person who plays that position on a football team

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a device designed to prevent injury or accidents

a posture of defence in boxing or fencing

the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team

a military unit serving to protect some place or person

a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.

the duty of serving as a sentry

(American football) a position on the line of scrimmage

a position on a basketball team

watch over or shield from danger or harm

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protect against a challenge or attack

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take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence

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References in periodicals archive ?
MARK BUTCHER'S confidence is rising with every Test match innings - and England's new run machine admits he expects to succeed whenever he takes guard.
However, as Vijay Zol takes guard to lead India's title defence in the showpiece in the UAE next month, he does not want to put himself under undue pressure with any such thoughts.
Anderson takes guard - he was hoping for a day with his feet up when England won the toss this morning.
And it's the unique pressures Tendulkar faces each time he takes guard, according to Shane Warne at least, that make him the greatest cricketer ever.
When he next takes guard for England, he will know he is there as of right.