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stand guard

Watch over, act as a lookout, as in We'll climb the tree and get the apples if Josh will stand guard, or There's a parking space; stand guard while I make a U-turn and get to it. This term alludes to the military defense of posting guards to watch for the enemy.
See also: guard, stand

stand guard

1. To keep watch.
2. To act as a sentinel.
See also: guard, stand
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In his prime Stand Guard farmed low-grade races of this type, splitting his wins between Lingfield, Kempton, Southwell and Wolverhampton.
Two of the all-weather record-breaker's victories this year, in which seven withdrawals left Stand Guard with a sole rival on each occasion, are under the BHA microscope amid concerns punters took advantage of the Rule 4 system governing deductions for non-runners.
As they stand guard, American GIs dream of home and remember past Christmas gatherings with turkey dinners, chestnuts, eggnog, old family friends and family gathered from great distances to celebrate this unique season.
Last month the BHA informed the Gambling Commission over concerns about the seller from which Stand Guard was taken out on a self-certificate, which further exposed a weakness in the rule 4 system which enabled early backers of subsequent race winner Mr Burbidge to get 1-4 about a horse returned at 1-10.
Stand Guard, the beneficiary of late non-runners in two of the last three course wins that helped take him VVCONTINUES page 2 VVFROM front page to a record 26 victories, was this time a midday withdrawal.
At the time La Estrella was taken out, he was trading as low as 4-6, Stand Guard was available at around 11-10 and any price the rag.
officers stand guard outside the house in Alexandra Road.
Rocky kept biting him until he chased the intruder out of the house, then returned to stand guard over the hysterical Laura while her parents called the police.
January 28 Big match between record chasers La Estrella and Stand Guard suddenly halted as La Estrella is withdrawn on veterinary advice.
Seldom has a humble seller attracted as much interest as the clash between all-weather kings La Estrella and Stand Guard in the 2.
PHOTO Senate doorkeeper Gwendolyn Barnhardt, left, and Capitol police Officer Tami Blancato stand guard outside the Senate chamber Tuesday.
SOUTHWELL HISTORY could be in the making today at Southwell, where Stand Guard is engaged in the seller, writes Richard Birch.
Why can't an armoured Land Rover stand guard there at the weekend?
Federal officers planned to stand guard over the downed planes and bodies overnight until investigators could reach the scene today.
STAND GUARD wrote his name into the record books when gaining his 25th success on an artificial surface to equal the record set by China Castle in 2001.