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keep (or stand) guard

Definition of keep or stand guard in English:

Act as a guard.
Example sentences
  • Officers did not reveal whether any travel documents were found at the flat, where armed police today stood guard.
  • All day, U.S. choppers circled overhead, while on the ground, Iraqi police and soldiers stood guard.
  • Yesterday uniformed police officers stood guard outside the premises while forensic experts carried out a detailed search inside the premises.
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