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guard US English

Watch over in order to protect or control

off guard in guard US English

Unprepared for some surprise or difficulty

on guard in guard US English

On duty to protect or defend something

on one's guard in guard US English

Prepared for any contingency; vigilant

off guard US English

Unprepared for some surprise or difficulty

on guard US English

On duty to protect or defend something

Red Guard US English

Any of various radical or socialist groups, in particular a militant youth movement in China (1966–76) that carried out attacks on intellectuals and other disfavored groups as part of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution

old guard US English

The original or long-standing members of a group or party, especially ones who are unwilling to accept change or new ideas

coast guard US English

A branch of the US armed forces, under the Department of Transportation since 1967, responsible for the enforcement of maritime law and for the protection of life and property at sea. In time of war, or at the direction of the president, the Coast Guard serves as part of the US Navy

color guard US English

A uniformed group, especially of soldiers, police officers, or school representatives, who parade or present their institution’s flag (and sometimes their national flag) on ceremonial occasions

cross guard US English

A guard on a sword or dagger consisting of a short transverse bar

keep guard in guard US English

Act as a guard

under guard in guard US English

Being guarded

keep guard US English

Act as a guard

under guard US English

Being guarded

guard cell US English

Each of a pair of curved cells that surround a stoma, becoming larger or smaller according to the pressure within the cells

guard hair US English

Long, coarse hair forming an animal’s outer fur

guard ring US English

A ring preventing another ring from slipping off a finger

Iron Guard US English

A fascist Romanian political party that was founded in 1927 and ceased to exist after World War II

Home Guard US English

The British citizen army organized in 1940 to defend the UK against invasion, finally disbanded in 1957

honor guard US English

another term for guard of honor.

point guard US English

The backcourt player who directs the team’s offense

shin guard US English

A pad worn to protect the shins when playing soccer, hockey, and other sports

Swiss guard US English

Swiss mercenaries employed as a special guard, formerly by sovereigns of France, now only at the Vatican

mount guard in mount1 US English

Keep watch, especially for protection or to prevent escape

mount guard US English

Keep watch, especially for protection or to prevent escape

nose guard US English

another term for nose tackle.

advance guard US English

A body of soldiers preceding and making preparations for the main body of an army

cattle guard US English

A metal grid covering a ditch, allowing vehicles and pedestrians to pass over but not cattle and other animals

provost guard US English

A detachment of soldiers acting as military police under the command of a provost marshal

pulling guard US English

An offensive guard who pulls back from the line of scrimmage and runs toward the sideline to block for a runner

crossing guard US English

A person whose job it is to help pedestrians, especially schoolchildren, to cross intersections safely

guard's van US English

A carriage or wagon occupied by the guard on a train

security guard US English

A person employed to protect something, especially a building, against intruders or damage

Varangian guard US English

The bodyguard of the later Byzantine emperors, comprising Varangians and later also Anglo-Saxons

National Guard US English

(In the US) the primary reserve military force, partly maintained by the states but also available for federal use

drop one's guard in drop US English

Abandon one’s habitual defensive or protective stance

lower one's guard in guard US English

Relax one’s defensive posture, leaving oneself vulnerable to attack

guard of honor US English

A group of soldiers ceremonially welcoming an important visitor or escorting a casket in a funeral

praetorian guard US English

The bodyguard of the Roman emperor

on one's guard in on guard US English

Prepared for any contingency; vigilant

drop one's guard US English

Abandon one’s habitual defensive or protective stance

put up one's guard in guard US English

Adopt a defensive posture

lower one's guard US English

Relax one’s defensive posture, leaving oneself vulnerable to attack

put up one's guard US English

Adopt a defensive posture

guard against in guard US English

Take precautions against

Yeoman of the Guard US English

A member of the British sovereign’s bodyguard, first established by Henry VII, now having only ceremonial duties and wearing Tudor dress as uniform

mudguard US English

A curved strip or cover over a wheel of a vehicle, especially a bicycle or motorcycle, designed to the protect the vehicle and rider from water and dirt thrown up from the road

Old Guard in old guard US English

The original or long-standing members of a group or party, especially ones who are unwilling to accept change or new ideas

guardrail US English

A rail that prevents people from falling off or being hit by something


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