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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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Officers stood guard as forensics teams carried out their enquiries.
Summary: They stood guard as the coffin was carried into a chapel.
Administration Police officers stood guard as the exercise took place.
"Two officers are still there guarding the house." Teams wearing white suits could be seen combing the area in search of clues." Police still stood guard outside the home yesterday.
Personnel of Rangers and police stood guard at the polling stations to ensure security.
one of of 1,220 of its type built for combat in Belgium's Flanders Fields, it has stood guard in the Kent town for 100 years.
His dog, a black Patterdale terrier, which he had taken for an evening walk, had stood guard all night.
A HEAVY police presence stood guard at Liverpool magistrates' court yesterday as 18 people appeared in the dock after the biggest-ever crackdown on warring city drug gangs.
Mrs Smith told the jury the raider with the machete stood guard over them while the other two smashed a display window of Rolex watches.
Craig Pusley, a Marine who wore a uniform that showed he was a sergeant, said he didn't lie to a Modesto Bee reporter who interviewed him after learning he stood guard outside Hughson Elementary School.
The proceedings were held amid a ring of steel as officers in high-visibility yellow jackets stood guard on street corners around the city centre building.
Officers stood guard outside an address on Bishopscote Road as police examined the inside of a semi-detached home.
(She was my favorite.)" And "Isis stood guard over the living and the dead like a devoted mother; My Isis stands by the bird feeder and protects the seeds." No value judgment accompanies the young narrator's declarations, which adds to the book's gentle humor.
Blackened walls could be seen through the windows of the flat as police officers stood guard at the front and rear of the home.