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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 ?
In Beijing, about 400 police stood guard in Tiananmen Square, stopping passers-by, apparently at random, to question them.
A uniformed officer stood guard outside the terraced property as forensic officers in white suits combed the property for clues and took photos.
They locked him in his office and stood guard overnight demanding he stop the cuts.
The Jamaican Defence Force stood guard at Buckingham Palace yesterday.
Armed police stood guard at Coventry Magistrates' Court yesterday for the hearing which lasted more than four hours.
To the cheers of nationalist supporters, a car whisked Mehmet Ali Agca through the gates of the high-security prison as dozens of police officers stood guard.
Palestinian security forces stood guard as bulldozers were brought in to demolish Israeli homes.
FOR more than a century a statue of Llewelyn ap Iorwerth, the first Prince of Wales, has stood guard over the comings and goings in Conwy's Lancaster Square.
While one of the gang, which struck in the Skegoniel area of north Belfast, stood guard over the husband and wife, the others ransacked the property, making off with a sum of money.
After the Cavaliers took a 1-0 lead in the second inning - when Grubman scored on a sacrifice fly by Matt Jordan - Grubman stood guard over the lead with the determination of an armed guard at Fort Knox.
Martin Boyce's Now I've Got Worry (Storage Unit), 1997 a beat-up Eames unit remade to incorporate makeshift signs redolent of the urban badlands, stood guard inside the show's entrance like a disheveled and abstracted Cerberus, warning visitors to GO HOME THERE IS NOTHING 2.
And two policemen stood guard outside during the visit.
One of the men stood guard at the door while the other two emptied a display case by the window.
Half-way through the festivities, police arrived en-masse, seized glasses of wine from everyone present and poured them out on the grass - while an armoured PSNI Land Rover stood guard at the gates.
The halted train could be seen by drivers on the A1 who slowed to watch as two officers stood guard on the footbridge.