There are 2 translations of guard in Spanish:

guard1

Pronunciation: /gɑːrd; gɑːd/

vt

  • 1 1.1 (watch over) [building/vehicle/prisoner] vigilar, custodiar; [person/reputation] proteger*; [secret] guardar the door is heavily guarded tienen la entrada muy vigilada I asked him to guard the suitcases le pedí que vigilase las maletas to guard sth/sb against sth/sb ofrom sth proteger* algo/a algn de or contra algn/algo 1.2 (in chess, cards) [piece/position] cubrir*, defender*; [card] reservarse 1.3 (AmE) [Sport] marcar*

Phrasal verbs

guard against

v + prep + o
[injury/temptation] evitar; [risks] protegerse* or precaverse contra; [infection] prevenir*, protegerse* or precaverse contra we must guard against that happening tenemos que impedir que ocurra eso, tenemos que cuidarnos de que ocurra eso

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There are 2 translations of guard in Spanish:

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n

  • 1 1.1 c (sentry, soldier) guardia (mf) the Guards (in (UK) ) regimiento (m) de la Guardia Real bank/security guard guarda (mf) jurado/de seguridad prison guard (AmE) carcelero, -ra (m,f), oficial (mf) de prisiones 1.2 (squad) (no pl) guardia (f) the changing of the guard el cambio or el relevo de la guardia an honor guard o (BrE) a guard of honour una guardia de honor the old guard la vieja guardia, la guardia vieja (RPl) 1.3 c [Sport] (in US football) defensa (mf); (in basketball) escolta (mf) 1.4 (IrE) (police officer) policía (mf)
  • 2 u (surveillance) guardia (f) to be on guard estar* de guardia they stood guard over the jewels montaron or hicieron (la) guardia en el recinto donde estaban las joyas she ordered that an all-night guard be mounted outside the embassy ordenó que se montara guardia durante toda la noche frente a la embajada (before n) guard duty guardia (f), posta (f) (AmC)
  • 3 u (in boxing, fencing) guardia (f) to take left/right guard cubrirse* con la izquierda/derecha on guard! ¡en guardia! to be on/off (one's) guard estar* alerta or en guardia/estar* desprevenido he caught me off (my) guard me agarró or (Esp) cogió desprevenido, me tomó or (Esp) me cogió por sorpresa his guard was up/down estaba/no estaba en guardia to lower o drop one's guard bajar la guardia
  • 5 c (precaution) a guard against error/theft/infection una protección contra los errores/el robo/las infecciones as a guard against mistakes para prevenir errores

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