protect against (someone or something)

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protect against (someone or something)

1. To guard, defend, or inoculate against someone or something. This vaccine protects against the flu for the entire winter. We need to invest in top-of-the-line security software to protect against cyber attacks. The walls of the encampment were fortified and lined with spears to protect against invaders.
2. To guard, defend, or inoculate someone, something, or oneself against someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "protect" and "against." I know you want to protect your kids against injury, but you can't keep them cut off from the real world either. Tourists are being advised to protect themselves against pickpockets in the city center.
See also: protect

protect someone or something against someone or something

 and protect someone or something from someone or something
to shield or preserve someone or something against someone or something. Please come along and protect us against muggers as we walk home. What will protect my car against thieves?
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What's important for us, in the region, is to realise that we have to live together, and living together requires dialogue, understanding and respect for each other." "We cannot have, always, somebody from outside protecting us against each other.
Scientists around the world are (http://www.ibtimes.com/incoming-asteroid-test-nasa-using-planetary-defense-system-during-flyby-2571973) using the event as a drill , to test our planetary defense systems that are geared toward responding to and protecting us against a potentially dangerous asteroid.
She's hostile to Brussels, against free trade and against Nato ("What is Nato protecting us against?" she sneered on Marr's show.
Leaving aside the enormous cost and the many better uses the estimated PS100billion could be put to, who is it protecting us against exactly?
NATO's Patriot missiles are protecting us against Bashar al-Assad, NATO's yncirlik military base is full of American fighter jets and nuclear bombs and all the AKP newspapers were ecstatic when Erdoy-an was hosted by Barack Obama at the White House a few months ago.
It has been suggested that mindfulness meditation can boost our immune systems thereby protecting us against infections, colds, flu and other bugs.
But protecting us against our government is number one." Remember, Flynn was trying to land a job in the government (he didn't win his party's nomination, by the way).
Our Security Service is supposed to be responsible for protecting us against serious threats to national security.
Lycopene has an important role in protecting us against cancers and heart disease.
Sunlight also produces Vitamin D which has numerous benefits including protecting us against cancers, and contrary to popular belief, moderate amounts of sun can even protect us from skin cancer.
However, it is reassuring to know that those charged with protecting us against bombers and snipers are energetic and imaginative in their preparations.
Sadly, this city is not that crime-free yet that we can afford to have fewer police officers protecting us against those who would drag us down.
Ranging from blueberries and broccoli to tea and tomatoes, these are foods packed with nutrients that promise to make us healthier, maintaining young-looking skin and protecting us against heart disease.
It's a bit sad to think that protecting us against criminals -there has been 29 murders this year - and looking after us when we fall sick are two prime duties of the state.
We need government to do lots of things, from controlling air traffic to protecting us against disease.
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