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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.
See also: mount

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
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