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.
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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.
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And I don't know how you can ever completely, 100 percent guard against someone who wants to break the law and violate the statutes and the interests of our nation." He added "we are constantly having to upgrade our systems and evaluate and assess, and we do that on an ongoing basis." For his part, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army General Martin Dempsey reiterated that there was damage but that the extent of the damage "will be determined." "If our adversaries are witting and know the way in which we try to gain information about them, then clearly, they will seek to change their tactics.
Lukes is a clever woman, and in politics you've always got to be on guard against someone giving a story a self-serving spin.
But you also need to guard against someone exploiting you because of your self-sacrificing nature.
Call me now to hear how you must guard against someone stealing your ideas...
She said: "If we see any hecklers we eject them from the course but no matter how much security you have, it is impossible to guard against someone yelling something."