preserve (someone or something) against (something)

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preserve (someone or something) against (something)

To keep someone or something safe or protected from something. Many of these chemicals used to preserve our foods against decay have deleterious effects on our health. Parents are all so preoccupied with preserving their children against danger that they end up sheltering them from many of the things that make childhoods memorable.
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preserve someone or something against something

to guard or protect someone or something against something. (Stilted or old-fashioned in reference to people.) I hope that the vaccine will preserve us against influenza. There is nothing in the jam to preserve it against spoilage.
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For the artist who designed and lived in the home with her husband, it was a rural retreat she preserved against the threat of developers even in her 90s.
Liverpool go into this weekend's game against Pep Guardiola's side without a win from their last three outings, while they had Daniel Sturridge to thank for their unbeaten start to the Premier League season being preserved against Chelsea on Saturday.
In their rhetoric, the body, family and nation trinity should be preserved against deterioration.
It is for these reasons above all others, that its true benefits need to be preserved against the ravages inflicted upon it by excessive commercialisation.
He chooses the picture that he thinks would go along with a phrase of his choosing that suits the accompanying picture, then comes the hard part, perfecting that image on stencil and making sure that it's preserved against the environmental effects.
face" as "an object to be preserved against time by memory." His discussion of "Cavafy's wide and deep appreciation of the Second Sophistic's devotion to culture and art" is particularly engaging.
PDM expressed total solidarity with all the students and staff of this university and reaffirmed commitment to the inviolability of the university that must remain apart from any kind of violence and be preserved against extremism and backwardness.
Evidence was preserved against co-accused Naveed Sadiq u/s 512 CrPC and perpetual warrant of arrest was issued against him because he is absconder in the case.
Lawyer Rob Hawley said: "It is vital the club's status is preserved against criminals passing off fakes."
Tomorrow they'll line up to see Mao, preserved against his will,
Underwood called for the property to be preserved against development.
Arnold also carefully analyzes the move from a system designed to win the Cold War to one to be preserved against rival organizations or bureaucratic infighting.
This gel does not support microbial growth and is well preserved against contamination.
The debt is not discharged by the guarantor's payment, but preserved against the primary debtor.
Only if people have guns are they protected from tyranny The gun nuts who write me say that their liberty may have to be preserved against their own government....