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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/stand/keep ˈguard (over somebody/something)

act as a guard: Two soldiers stood guard over the captured weapons.
See also: guard, keep, mount, stand
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All the hallmarks are there: warriors coming in from the sea and being met by a mounted guard; the wisdom (and impotence) of an aging king; a vicious monster (or three); the glamour cast upon the eponymous hero, and on all his singularly special armaments.
Surely we all remember, and not fondly, the previous defence minister--the veterinarian Veldre, whose biggest plan for the military was to establish a ceremonial mounted guard to greet princes and potentates at the airport.
In Selly Oak, where I then lived, my brother Jack was one of the mounted guard to Henry II and I was a lady in waiting to the queen.
A teenager who was nervous of horses has become the first black woman in the Queen's mounted guard, it emerged yesterday.
A group of up to 40 Kosovo Albanians yesterday tried to break into a local radio station in Pristina but were stopped by NATO troops who mounted guard on the building.
Troops were lined up on the square and with brasses polished they looked clean enough to have mounted guard at Buckingham Palace: they had been warned for this show three days before, whilst we who were the principals had only been warned during the last hour.
He wrote: "their (sic) was thousands of people their (sic) most of them wore the leek they were taking our photos all the time[.] Lloyd George was their (sic) the King watched us mount through the window[.] We had a nice dinner sent to us and a nice tea...all those who mounted guard on Saint David's Day are to belong to the Prince of Wales Company."
The Van Doos recently mounted guard at Buckingham Palace.