insulate against

insulate (someone or something) against (someone or something)

To protect someone or something from something negative or unpleasant. What can we use to insulate us against this bitter cold? I try to insulate my younger siblings against Dad's wrath when he's had a hard day at work.
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insulate someone or something against someone or something

 and insulate someone or something from someone or something
to protect someone or something against the effect of someone or something. Use an extra blanket to insulate the baby against the cold. John is a bad influence on the children, and I've taken care to insulate them against him. We insulated the children from the effects of John and his bad habits.
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This is the time to implement the reforms that are going to insulate against potential downturns in the future," said World Bank President Jim Yong Kim during his opening remarks at the 2017 Annual Meetings.
They are used around homes, buildings and other structures to eliminate air leaks and drafts, seal gaps and cracks, and insulate against the elements.
It has a thick bottom later and a thinner top layer, and is designed to absorb body heat quickly and insulate against the cold.
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More than 30 years ago, I read an article in Mother Earth News that suggested raking up fallen autumn leaves, bagging them, and then placing the bags around the foundation of a house to help insulate against winter winds.
Besides responsive insurance solutions, businesses can also take steps to insulate against severe weather from within the organization.
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The soft-close doors shut almost silently thanks to the standard assisted-closing feature, whilst windows are designed to insulate against noise and heat.