guard against (someone or something)

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guard against (someone or something)

To make an effort to prevent or avoid someone or something. We're building a fence to try to guard against animals eating the vegetables in our garden.
See also: guard

guard against someone or something

to take care to avoid someone or something. Try to guard against getting a cold. You should guard against pickpockets.
See also: guard
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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday urged rival candidates in the May 13 midterm polls to be on guard against one another for vote-buying.
Good in the air and a focal point in attack, Boro's defence will have to be on guard against one of the division's most potent attackers.
To guard against one problem that cropped up in the 1990s -- complaints that some capitated physicians were keeping patients from getting necessary care -- the ACO programs are supposed to reward the ACOs for providing good care as well as for providing efficient care.
EIDUR GUDJOHNSEN has warned his Barcelona teammates to be on their guard against one of the world's best players in the Nou Camp on Wednesday.
ST HELENS coach Ian Millward is warning his in-form team to be on their guard against one of the most consistent sides in Super League when Wakefield Trinity visit Knowsley Road today.
The lesson from the first week of this nasty little war is clear: the days when the United States could design its defenses to guard against one enemy, the Soviet Union, are over.
However, companies that are majority-owned by employees must continue to guard against one significant downside risk: a tendency to become much too internally oriented.
CARPETBAGGERS can come from anywhere, and the huge Nationwide building society had better be on its guard against one from the north.