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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
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Who Said that ?
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
The most expensive shoes in the world are ruby slippers located in Harrods in London, which cost $1.6 million, has a full time security guard. The shoes are made from platinum thread and has 642 rubies in them. It took over 700 hours to produce the shoe.