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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 ?
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.
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.
A DELEGATION of ex-servicemen from Coventry stood guard at the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, Belgium.
Neighbours today woke to find the area cordoned off with police tape, as officers stood guard to protect the crime scene.
Police cordoned off the scene and two officers stood guard as they investigated the attack.
Officers turned off the gas supply at the house and sealed off the area, while armed police stood guard outside.
2 : the act or duty of keeping watch <Two policemen stood guard outside the building.
Stood guard over duffel bags stuffed with cocaine as they arrived at a suburban airport in Illinois
A LOYAL dog stood guard over its owner for almost six weeks after he killed himself.
Indian officials said quick-reaction police teams, armed with light machine guns, stood guard at various airports and plainclothes police were mingling with passengers to check for suspicious characters.
As the noise of the karts could be clearly heard, the protesters, from 26 surrounding villages, chanted outside the club, where police stood guard at the entrance.
Earlier yesterday several officers stood guard outside a semi-detached property in a quiet, residential Bexley street as forensic officers scoured the top floor flat.
ARMED cops stood guard outside a court yesterday as a teenager appeared on a charge of murdering PC Sharon Beshenivsky.