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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 (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 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.
See also: mount

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

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 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 between "mount" and "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

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

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

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

stand guard

1. To keep watch.
2. To act as a sentinel.
See also: guard, stand
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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For more information on the Land Warrior and Mounted Warrior Systems, visit <http://www.peosoldier.army.mil> or contact Debi Dawson, 703-704-2802.
Therefore, it is vital that the HDD carrier that the drive is mounted into be capable of isolating itself from external vibrations like those generated by high-speed cooling fans.
The need for flexibility affects not only what size of machine a processor might need, but also on what type of platform it is mounted. The platform question is one that all yard managers grapple with, as treads (or "crawlers"), tires, rail and stationary platforms each have their strengths.
Samples large enough to be held by hand or another mechanical device during grinding and polishing may not need to be mounted. There are several choices to be made for mounting materials.
The Rockland County Sheriffs Office currently has 67 sworn fulltime deputies in the police patrol division, including six full-time mounted deputies.
At that time, exhibits of mounted skeletons were "of questionable interest even to specialists,' he wrote, because there was no attention to detail, many bones were simply omitted and the skeleton was often arranged into a flat-footed position that would have been impossible during the animal's life.
First, the mounting plate, NSN 5340-01-391-2740, needs to be mounted to the vehicle and then the loudspeaker needs to be mounted to the mounting plate.
Model 1015 series volumetric feeders for dry solids feature a "dissimilar" speed dual auger/agitator metering mechanism consisting of a large conditioning auger or agitator mounted above a smaller metering auger in a specially configured feed chamber.
A previous owner had mounted a scope on it but misaligned the Weaver bases so the front base has a shim on one side where the scope ring attaches.
One Polaris 400 laser sensor, mounted on the tire building machine (the unit is suitable for both new and older equipment), offers both a large stand-off (440 mm) and a large measuring range (400 mm) to cover a wide range of different tire sizes and to allow flexibility in mounting the sensor, according to the manufacturer.
Mounted on the wheel hub behind the center cap, it adds air through a check-valved tube that travels from the wheel hub to the tire cavity.
Both mono- and multi-color LEDs can be mounted and displayed using these clip mounts.
I mounted several sets on a series of bolt action rifles and semi-autos.