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'guard' - used as a noun
1. a person who keeps watch over something or someone
2. the person who plays that position on a football team
the left guard was injured on the play
3. a device designed to prevent injury
4. a posture of defence in boxing or fencing
keep your guard up
5. the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team
6. a group of men who escort and protect some important person
7. a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
we let our guard down
8. the duty of serving as a sentry
he was on guard that night
9. a position on the line of scrimmage
guards must be good blockers
10. a position on a basketball team

'guard' - used as a verb
11. to keep watch over
there would be men guarding the horses
12. watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect
guard my possessions while I'm away
13. protect against a challenge or attack
14. take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence
guard against becoming too friendly with the staff
guard against infection

derived forms
1. Guard / Plural
guards
2. Guard / Past
guarded
3. Guard / Third Person
guards
4. Guard / Present Participle
guarding
Variations of 'guard'
 
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You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover. - Click here to find out.
Fact of the day
Pepper was sold as individual grains during the Elizabethan times. The guards at the London docks had to sew up their pockets so they would not steal any of the pepper.