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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Word of the day órbita
f
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Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.

There are 2 translations of guard in Spanish:

guard2

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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Word of the day órbita
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orbit …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.