French translation of 'guarded'
- (= cagey)
sur ses gardes
- (= cautious)
- (= protected)
⇒ The entrance was heavily guarded.
L'entrée était bien gardée.a closely guarded secret
un secret bien gardé
Example Sentences Including 'guarded'
Fardohnyan ship builders were the best in the world, but their secrets were guarded more closely than his treasury.TREASON KEEP (2001)
Short of being locked up in Strangeways, she could hardly be better guarded.Pretty Maids all in a Row
Both are narrow mountain passes which are guarded every night by bands of heavily-armed guerrillas.The Devil's Door
Trends of 'guarded'
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- (= watch)
garde fto be on guard
être de gardeto stand guard
monter la gardeto mount guard
monter la gardeto be under guard (= surveillance)
être sous surveillance
- (= squad)
- (boxing, fencing)
- (= single guard)
see also security guard
- (British, railways)
chef m de train
- (= safety device) (on machine)
dispositif m de sûreté
- (also fireguard)
garde-feu m inv
- (= vigilance)
to be on one's guard (= careful)
être sur ses gardesto be on one's guard against sth or to be on guard against sth [attack, criticism]
être sur ses gardes contre qchto be on guard
être sur ses gardesto lower one's guard or to drop one's guard
baisser sa gardeto catch sb off guard
prendre qn au dépourvu
- (= keep watch on)
⇒ They guarded the palace.
Ils gardaient le palais.
- (= protect) [person]
⇒ Historic forts guard the entrance to the port.
Des forts historiques gardent l'entrée du port.to be guarded by sth
être gardé(e) par qchto guard sb/sth against sth
garder qn/qch contre qchto guard sb/sth from sth
garder qn/qch contre qchto guard sth with one's life
veiller sur qch comme si sa vie en dépendait
⇒ I will guard it with my life.
J'y veillerai comme si ma vie en dépendait.
Example Sentences Including 'guard'
A small door opened in the solid steel gates and a uniformed guard beckoned me on to the tarmac drive.BLOOD IS DIRT (2002)
The last thing I wanted was some security guard stopping to see who had turned the lights on.BETTER THAN THIS (2002)
The guard showed me into a small, stuffy reception room at the back of the building.THE EXECUTION (2002)
'guarded' in Other Languages
Translation of guarded from the Collins English to French Dictionary