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9 entries found for guard.
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Main Entry: 1guard
Pronunciation: primarystressgärd
Function: noun
1 : an attitude or state of defense <asked dad for money when his guard was down>
2 : the act or duty of protecting or defending
3 a : a person who guards or a group of persons who guard b plural : a body of troops whose duties include guarding a head of state
4 a : a football player who lines up next to the center b : either of two players stationed usually away from the basket in basketball
5 : a protective or safety device (as on a machine)
- off guard : in an unprepared state
- on guard : WATCHFUL, ALERT

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