Definition of 'guard'

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Example sentences containing 'guard'

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The ousting of the old guard by the new? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Prisoners and guards often share meals and play sports together. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The museum is heavily guarded and all visitors have to pass through metal detectors. The Sun (2009)They took him to the airport under armed guard. Jonathan Gregson BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)The security guards checked each individual into the room. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Sometimes she wore her soccer shin guards long after practice was over. Christianity Today (2000)The scale of the rewards is normally a closely guarded secret. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Two of his friends will form a guard of honour. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Stunned gallery visitors watched as guards grabbed him until cops arrived to arrest him. The Sun (2013)We used to take planes like we take trains and our guard was down. The Sun (2009)The honeymoon destination remains a closely guarded secret. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We need to keep our guard up. The Sun (2011)But guard positions that need to be manned are manned. The Sun (2007)Two mall security guards loomed outside a wide glass sliding door. Ben Nimmo IN FORKBEARD'S WAKE: Coasting Round Scandinavia (2003)Official projections last night suggested that the old guard had won the day. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Often the rear guard did not get into camp until long after dark. Henderson, Diana M The Scottish Regiments (1993) Prison guards are unwittingly passing on coded information in what appear to be innocent messages from criminals to their relatives. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The owner of the property simply wanted a guard dog on duty 24 hours a day. Jan Fennell, Foreword by Monty Roberts THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)The villagers mounted a night-time guard for ten days running to scare the robbers off. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Army nurses on operational duty may have to help to set up a field hospital in Afghanistan or do guard duty at their camp. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The Scots Guards were to play a distinguished part in this most unusual campaign. Henderson, Diana M The Scottish Regiments (1993)

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Translations for 'guard'

British English: guard /ɡɑːd/ NOUN
A guard is someone such as a soldier, police officer, or prison officer who is guarding a particular place or person.
The prisoners overpowered their guards and locked them in a cell.
  • American English: guard
  • Arabic: حارِس
  • Brazilian Portuguese: guarda
  • Chinese: 护卫队
  • Croatian: stražar
  • Czech: hlídka
  • Danish: vagt
  • Dutch: bewaker
  • European Spanish: guardia
  • Finnish: vartija
  • French: garde
  • German: Wache
  • Greek: φύλακας
  • Italian: guardia
  • Japanese: 見張り
  • Korean: 경호원
  • Norwegian: vakt
  • Polish: straż
  • European Portuguese: guarda
  • Romanian: gardian
  • Russian: охрана
  • Spanish: guardia
  • Swedish: vakt
  • Thai: ยาม
  • Turkish: nöbetçi
  • Ukrainian: охорона
  • Vietnamese: lính gác
British English: guard /ɡɑːd/ VERB
If you guard a place, person, or object, you watch them carefully, either to protect them or to stop them from escaping.
A few men were left outside to guard her.
  • American English: guard
  • Arabic: يَحْرُس
  • Brazilian Portuguese: guardar
  • Chinese: 看守
  • Croatian: čuvati
  • Czech: strážit
  • Danish: bevogte
  • Dutch: bewaken
  • European Spanish: custodiar
  • Finnish: vartioida
  • French: garder protéger
  • German: bewachen
  • Greek: φυλάω
  • Italian: difendere
  • Japanese: 見張る
  • Korean: 보호하다
  • Norwegian: vokte
  • Polish: ochronić
  • European Portuguese: guardar
  • Romanian: a păzi
  • Russian: охранять
  • Spanish: custodiar
  • Swedish: vakta
  • Thai: เฝ้า
  • Turkish: korumak
  • Ukrainian: охороняти
  • Vietnamese: canh gác


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