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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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Dravid -- during his playing days -- had often spoken about how he thrived to excel and reach greater heights every time he took guard.
Clarke did not deny telling England's number 11 to "get ready for a broken arm" as he took guard to face fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, a comment Anderson was visibly unimpressed by.
After his bowlers had done the job of ending India's resistance for 316 in the morning, Cook took guard alongside Nick Compton to try and ram home England's advantage.
They also took guard Kelvin Beachum with their final pick.
The fast bowler took guard first: "We've bowled Pakistan out for 72 and 80 so far, so there's a batting collapse waiting to happen.
Prior took guard at 72 for five, as Umar Gul (three for 41) added wickets to the 65 not out he made from number nine to help the tourists avoid the follow-on in this first npower Test.
Instead he took guard once more and heaved Shafiul Islam for six to win the match and silence a raucous home crowd.
Warner took guard as a right-hander during the sixth over on Tuesday against West Indies in an attempt to use his skills to disrupt off-spinner Narsingh Deonarine.
From the moment he took guard for the first time in Test cricket shortly before tea to the one when he marched off with an unbeaten hundred to his name, it was 143 minutes of perfection.
England had stumbled to 22 for two, after bowling the tourists out for 308, when Bell took guard on the back of just 56 runs in his previous nine Test attempts.
Clarke did not deny telling England's number 11 to "get ready for a *** broken arm" as he took guard to face fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, a comment Anderson was visibly unimpressed by.
When Tendulkar took guard, the whole stadium stood up and, when he scored his first run off Tino Best to mid-wicket, the roar shook the stadium.
He took guard to face Shane Shillingford -- the man who had got him with a doosra in Kolkata and had just taken out both the India openers within three balls.