Definition of 'precaution'
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Witnesses said that fire safety precautions were rarely observed inside the building. Times, Sunday Times (2017)You also need to take precautions if you have an egg allergy. The Sun (2016)The table is booked under a pseudonym as a security precaution. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's a sensible security precaution. The Sun (2016)While most tourists encounter no problems, take the usual precautions: lock your car and keep an eye on valuables. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They can strike a balance between taking necessary precautions and preserving our freedoms. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Sometimes you do need to take extra precautions. Christianity Today (2000)To reduce the stresses there are some simple precautions you should take. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Trains are faster and safety precautions are increasing. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The law does not require pedestrians to take such precautions. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This was a reasonable precaution in itself. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)This tragic case must mean we are all on guard and follow basic precautions. The Sun (2009)The safety precautions in place are now the best in the world. The Sun (2009)You should also ask your accountant what security precautions they are taking. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The study found that cyclists often failed to take necessary precautions. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It used to be thought that a course of antibiotics meant you needed extra precautions. The Sun (2011)Some cases were potentially avoidable through simple precautions and lifestyle changes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The usual safety precautions apply when dealing with petrol. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The couple have been forced to take precautions themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The food is fabulous and the country is safe if you take the basic precautions. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Locals would then have been alerted to take more security precautions. The Sun (2015)The recall is a very sensible and necessary precaution. The Sun (2010)It particularly urged boat owners to take extra precautions. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Simple precautions such as keeping the family computer out in the open can help. The Sun (2012)The police arranged for the evacuation of people to two hotels as a safety precaution. The Sun (2010)So if you work in a nail bar take extra precautions or reduce your hours. The Sun (2012)Most of us take the basic precaution of having more than one credit card. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Health and safety law says that we should assess all known risks and then take reasonable precautions before taking action. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But in many situations the police need to take swift action - putting those precautions in place would take too long. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If the claimant could show that it took all reasonable precautions and exercised all due diligence, it would have a defence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'precaution'
British English: precaution /prɪˈkɔːʃən/ NOUN
A precaution is an action that is intended to prevent something dangerous or unpleasant from happening.
They took the precaution of getting legal advice.
- American English: precaution
- Arabic: إِحْتِيَاط
- Brazilian Portuguese: precaução
- Chinese: 预防
- Croatian: predostrožnost
- Czech: preventivní opatření
- Danish: forholdsregel
- Dutch: voorzorgsmaatregel
- European Spanish: precaución
- Finnish: varotoimi
- French: précaution
- German: Vorkehrung
- Greek: προφύλαξη
- Italian: precauzione
- Japanese: 用心
- Korean: 예방조치
- Norwegian: forholdsregel
- Polish: ostrożność
- European Portuguese: precaução
- Romanian: prevedere
- Russian: предосторожность
- Spanish: precaución
- Swedish: förebyggande åtgärd
- Thai: การระมัดระวังไว้ก่อน
- Turkish: önlem
- Ukrainian: обережність
- Vietnamese: lời cảnh báo
Definition of precaution from the Collins English Dictionary
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