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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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