Definition of stand sentry in English:

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stand sentry

Keep guard or control access to a place.
Example sentences
  • Because of security woes, classes began two weeks late this year, with armed guards standing sentry at school gates.
  • The number of security guards patrolling its eastern borders exceeds those standing sentry on the closely watched border between the US and Mexico.
  • Relaxed Chinese guards armed with automatic rifles were standing sentry at the 217-meter-long bridge.
See parent entry: sentry
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