guarantee against

guarantee against (something)

1. To confirm that something, usually something negative, will not happen. I certainly hope that nothing catastrophic happens, but I can't guarantee against it—none of us can.
2. To confirm or certify that an item or product will not break or deteriorate, typically for a certain length of time. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "guarantee" and "against." I hope the company guaranteed your fancy new blender against breaking for at least a year.
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guarantee something against something (for something)

to certify that something will not fail, break, or wear out, usually for a period of time. We guarantee this radio against defects for one year. I bought a service contract to guarantee my car against defects.
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guarantee against something

to certify that something bad will not happen. No one can guarantee against that happening. I can't guarantee against something going wrong.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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I had long since learnt to understand, composedly and as a matter of course, that my situation in life was considered a guarantee against any of my female pupils feeling more than the most ordinary interest in me, and that I was admitted among beautiful and captivating women much as a harmless domestic animal is admitted among them.
'I will do it,' repeated Jasper, 'for the comfort of having your guarantee against my vague and unfounded fears.
Moreover, he, in connivance with above mentioned accused officials of Municipal Corporation Bahawalpur got released saleable mortgaged land which was retained with M.C Bahawalpur as guarantee against completion of development work of Ajwa Garden Housing Scheme.
Also referred to as a contract bond, a performance bond is issued to one party of a contract as a guarantee against the failure of the other party to meet obligations specified in the contract.
UPS has notified shippers that it can only guarantee ground freight shipments through next Thursday, and a spokesman says that "Because we do not have a guarantee against a work stoppage, we cannot afford to put our customers' volume at risk of being stranded in our system." [Reference Link]:[]
Issuance of Government's Sovereign Guarantee against financing facility of over thirteen billion rupees from local banks for evacuation of power from 1320 MW imported coal power plant at Hub was also approved.
She also cautioned that SMC was not a guarantee against HIV infection, saying it only reduced the chances and that other preventative measures such as condom use should not be discarded when one was circumcised.
Hence it follows that holding firm to the golden party, army and people's trio provides a guarantee against Nusra/ISIL/Saudi expansion towards Lebanon, he added.
I SAID last season signing Jermain Defoe was a guarantee against relegation for Sunderland.
ECC grants approval for the issuance of sovereign guarantee against financing facility of PKR 18 billion for Thar- Matyari Transmission Line project.
Still just employing a female isn't a guarantee against getting a potential ned.
Under these exemptions concerned entities are not required to furnish performance bond and bank guarantee against earnest money for advances in government contracts said CCP.
MORRISONS has become the first of the big four supermarkets to pledge a price match guarantee against discounters Aldi and Lidl in the latest episode of the ferocious price war.