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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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Counselors can examine these common myths in light of their own attitudes and can, therefore, guard against them. Care must also be taken during the rehabilitation process to ensure that clients are not taught such myths and that the counselor does not reinforce them if clients already hold such beliefs.