guarantee against (something)

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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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Fred secretly felt that his future was guaranteed against the fulfilment of Mary's sarcastic prophecies, apart from that "anything" which he was ready to do if she would define it He never dared in Mary's presence to approach the subject of his expectations from Mr.
Under a five year agreement, the Hong Kong-based buyer will purchase between 5,000 and 10,000 tons of precious-metals-rich tailings per month, with payment guaranteed against a multimillion-dollar letter of credit.
These brushes are actually guaranteed against bristle loss - any problems and you can get a replacement.
It's also possible to access technical data relating to the network of Alesta Approved Architectural Applicators, whose work is guaranteed against defects for 25 years.
Northern Rock, for example, is offering a rate of 6.71 per cent to October - and its savings are government guaranteed against loss.
The defendants claimed the "banks" had assets worth up to US$74 billion, and that their deposits were 100% guaranteed against loss by the International Depositors' Insurance Corp.(IDIC).
All components of the padlock, including the unique, patented locking mechanism, which features no springs, are made from Grade 316 stainless steel and are guaranteed against corrosion.
A considerable sum of money has already been guaranteed against the cost.
Asked about the future, Kushner was optimistic but cautioned, "We have to learn the lesson of the last 15 to 20 years, which is that no amount of legislation and struggle is guaranteed against being rolled back.
Rates include seven nights' accommodations, all shipboard meals and entertainment, taxes and port charges (which are guaranteed against increase), and some "surprise bonus features" available only for this group.
Miramax is headed down the runway with Eric Wald's "View From the Top," having purchased the tyro screenwriter's spec script for $450,000 guaranteed against $600,000.
Barrels and screws on these units are made of nitrided steel and are guaranteed against excessive wear; on the low-speed machines, for example, barrel and screws are guaranteed against elevated wear for 10,000 hr at 250-bar backpressure and gearbox and thrust bearings are said to be guaranteed for 20,000 hr at the same backpressure.
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