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mount resistance

To try to stop or keep something from happening. I'm worried that the townspeople are going to mount resistance once they learn that yet another tax has been levied against them.
See also: mount, resistance

mount guard

To watch over someone or something; to act as a guard or a lookout for someone or something. He mounted guard outside the bathroom to make sure no one walked in on Jeremy getting sick. The police are mounting guard around the prison, lest the prisoner should attempt escape a second time.
See also: guard, mount

stand guard

To watch over someone or something; to act as a guard or a lookout for someone or something. He stood guard outside the bathroom to make sure no one walked in on Jeremy getting sick. The police are standing guard around the prison, lest the prisoner should attempt escape a second time.
See also: guard, stand

keep guard

To watch over someone or something; to act as a guard or a lookout for someone or something. He kept guard outside the bathroom to make sure no one walked in on Jeremy getting sick. The police are keeping guard around the prison, lest the prisoner should attempt escape a second time.
See also: guard, keep

mount against (someone or something)

1. To gain in scale, scope, or strength in opposition to someone or something. The evidence has continued to mount against the disgraced CEO ever since the first allegations of fraud surfaced over a month ago. A rebel insurgency has begun mounting against he tyrant king.
2. To instigate, prepare, or set in motion some action or movement in opposition to someone or something. We're mounting a counter-offensive against the enemy's position in Normandy. The prosecution has mounted an aggressive and airtight case against the defendant.
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mount (something) on (something else)

To set or affix something at a higher position on something else. I was going to mount the new TV on the wall, but I actually prefer it on the table where it is now. The soldier mounted the machine gun on the rampart in preparation of the invading forces.
See also: mount, on

mount up

1. To get up on and sit into the mount (saddle) of a horse. Don't feel bad—I've been riding horses for a few years, and I still have trouble mounting up. OK, campers—pack up your gear and mount up! It's time to head out.
2. To increase in size, amount, scope, or intensity. As the pressures of managing the company continued mounting up, Martin found it harder and harder to cope. If these costs keep mounting up, I don't know how we'll be able to keep the business running.
3. To set or affix something at a higher position (on something else). In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used before or after "up." I was going to mount the new TV up on the wall, but I actually prefer it on the table where it is now. The soldier mounted up the machine gun on the rampart in preparation of the invading forces.
See also: mount, up

mount something against someone or something

to create or instigate something against someone or something. The prosecutor mounted a questionable case against Robert. The state mounted a very complex case against the company.
See also: mount

mount something on something

to place or attach something onto something. Mount the butterflies on plain white paper. Sue mounted her favorite stamps on a display board.
See also: mount, on

mount up

 
1. to get up on a horse. Mount up and let's get out of here! Please mount up so we can leave.
2. [for something] to increase in amount or extent. Expenses really mount up when you travel. Medical expenses mount up very fast when you're in the hospital.
See also: mount, up

stand guard

Watch over, act as a lookout, as in We'll climb the tree and get the apples if Josh will stand guard, or There's a parking space; stand guard while I make a U-turn and get to it. This term alludes to the military defense of posting guards to watch for the enemy.
See also: guard, stand

mount/stand/keep ˈguard (over somebody/something)

act as a guard: Two soldiers stood guard over the captured weapons.
See also: guard, keep, mount, stand

stand guard

1. To keep watch.
2. To act as a sentinel.
See also: guard, stand
References in classic literature ?
From the moment that they truly loved, they had subjected themselves to earth's doom of care and sorrow, and troubled joy, and had no more a home at Merry Mount. That was Edith's mystery.
But none of these motives had much weight with the colonists of Merry Mount. Their leaders were men who had sported so long with life, that when Thought and Wisdom came, even these unwelcome guests were led astray by the crowd of vanities which they should have put to flight.
But what chiefly characterized the colonists of Merry Mount was their veneration for the Maypole.
Then together we rode through into the avenue with our stolen mounts and, without waiting to close the gates, hurried off toward the southern boundary of the city.
Then Thuvia was lifted to the least fractious thoat, Xodar and Carthoris mounted two others, and we set out at a rapid pace toward the east.
Toward noon of the following day we halted to rest our mounts and ourselves.
They all mounted the horses as quickly as possible.
The Gatholian, practiced in the art of combating a mounted warrior from the ground, sought to reach the left side of the fellow's thoat a little to the rider's rear, the only position in which he would have any advantage over his antagonist, or rather the position that would most greatly reduce the advantage of the mounted man, and, similarly, the Manatorian strove to thwart his design.
It was reckoned that above a hundred thousand inhabitants came out of the town upon the same errand; and, in spite of my guards, I believe there could not be fewer than ten thousand at several times, who mounted my body by the help of ladders.
Following the corridors and vaults beneath the castle they came to the stone stairway, and mounted to the passage which led to the false panel that had given the two fugitives egress.
"My neck itcheth not to be stretched," and he laughed and mounted.
"Then mount this horse, my friend -- your neck will be quite safe -- and ride to the doctor's and ask him to come instantly; then on to the hall; tell them all that you know, and bid them send me the carriage, with Lady Anne's maid and help.
There was no more to be said; he placed her carefully on the saddle, looked to the bit and curb, gave the reins gently into her hand, and then mounted me.
It was a goodly, and at the same time an anxious, sight, to behold so many gallant champions, mounted bravely, and armed richly, stand ready prepared for an encounter so formidable, seated on their war-saddles like so many pillars of iron, and awaiting the signal of encounter with the same ardour as their generous steeds, which, by neighing and pawing the ground, gave signal of their impatience.
The mounted knights, whose lances had been almost all broken by the fury of the encounter, were now closely engaged with their swords, shouting their war-cries, and exchanging buffets, as if honour and life depended on the issue of the combat.