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insure against (something)

To protect someone or something against something. One policy can't insure against every issue you'll encounter with your business, you know.
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insure against something

to guard or protect against something. You must insure against theft and fire. I will insure against all risks.
See also: insure
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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