English - Vietnamese Dictionary
guard /gɑ:d/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- (thể dục,thể thao) sự thủ thế, sự giữ miếng (đấu gươm, quyền Anh...)
- to take guard; to give guard: thủ thế, giữ miếng
- to break guard: để hở miếng (đấu gươm)
- sự đề phòng
- to be on one's guard: cảnh giác đề phòng
- to be off one's guard: mất cảnh giác không đề phòng; lơ là không đề phòng
- to be caught off one's guard: bị chộp thình lình lúc không đề phòng
- (quân sự) sự thay phiên gác; lính gác; đội canh gác
- to relieve guard: thay phiên gác
- to stand guard: đứng gác
- to mount guard: làm nhiệm vụ canh gác
- người bảo vệ; (số nhiều) cận vệ, vệ binh
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) lính canh trại giam; đội lính canh trại giam
- (quân sự) đội quân
- the guard of honour: đội danh dự
- (ngành đường sắt) trưởng tàu
- động từ
- bảo vệ; gác, canh giữ
- to guard a camp: bảo vệ doanh trại
- to guard one's reputation: bảo vệ thanh danh
- to guard prisoners: canh tù
- (+ against) đề phòng, phòng, giữ gìn
- to guard against disease: phòng bệnh
- to guard one's words: giữ gìn lời nói
- to guard oneself: giữ mình, đề phòng
- (kỹ thuật) che, chắn (máy, dây curoa, bánh răng...)
guards|guarded|guardinggɑrd /gɑːdThesaurus Dictionary
+a person who keeps watch over something or someone
+the person who plays that position on a football team
+a device designed to prevent injury
+a posture of defence in boxing or fencing
+the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team
+a group of men who escort and protect some important person
+a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
+the duty of serving as a sentry
+a position on the line of scrimmage
+a position on a basketball team
+to keep watch over
+watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect
+protect against a challenge or attack
+take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence
Advanced English Dictionary
1 protect, shield, safeguard, (keep or stand) watch (over), defend, convoy, escort, police, look after, tend, mind:
Only three men will be guarding the bullion when we make our move.
2 control, mind:
Guard your tongue - the walls have ears.
3 sentinel, watchman, sentry, security guard, custodian, guardian, protector, picket, watch, bodyguard; evzone, bashibazouk; Brit warder, wardress, Slang screw, Brit minder:
The guards go to eat at noon.
4 protection, convoy, escort, patrol:
A guard of six men will accompany the van along this route.
5 defence, protection, safety, safeguard, security, shield:
This bandage will serve as a guard against infection.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
people who protect
1 [C] a person, such as a soldier, a police officer or a prison officer, who protects a place or people, or prevents prisoners from escaping: a security guard + border guards + The prisoner slipped past the guards on the gate and escaped. + A guard was posted outside the building.
See also - BODYGUARD, COASTGUARD, LIFEGUARD
2 [C+sing./pl. v.] a group of people, such as soldiers or police officers, who protect sb/sth: the captain of the guard + the changing of the guard (= when one group replaces another) + The guard is / are being inspected today. + Fellow airmen provided a guard of honour at his wedding. + The President always travels with an armed guard.
See also - NATIONAL GUARD, OLD GUARD, REARGUARD
3 [U] the act or duty of protecting property, places or people from attack or danger; the act or duty of preventing prisoners from escaping: a sentry on guard (= at his or her post, on duty) + to do guard duty + The escaped prisoner was brought back under armed guard. + The terrorist was kept under police guard. + One of the men kept guard, while the other broke into the house.
4 (the Guards) [pl.] (in Britain and some other countries) special REGIMENTS of soldiers whose original duty was to protect the king or queen: the Scots Guards + a Guards officer
5 [C] (often in compounds) something that covers a part of a person's body or a dangerous part of a machine to prevent injury: a mouth guard + Ensure the guard is in place before operating the machine.
See also - FIREGUARD, MUDGUARD, SAFEGUARD, SHIN GUARD
6 [C] (BrE, becoming old-fashioned) = CONDUCTOR (2)
in boxing / fencing
7 [U] a position you take to defend yourself, especially in a sport such as boxing or FENCING: to drop / keep up your guard + (figurative) In spite of the awkward questions the minister never let his guard fall for a moment.
Idioms: be on your guard to be very careful and prepared for sth difficult or dangerous
mount / stand / keep guard (over sb/sth) to watch or protect sb/sth: Four soldiers stood guard over the coffin.
off (your) guard not careful or prepared for sth difficult or dangerous: The lawyer's apparently innocent question was designed to catch the witness off (his) guard.
+ verb [VN]
1 to protect property, places or people from attack or danger: The dog was guarding its owner's luggage. + political leaders guarded by the police + You can't get in; the whole place is guarded. + (figurative) a closely guarded secret
2 to prevent prisoners from escaping: The prisoners were guarded by soldiers.
Phrasal Verbs: guard against sth to take care to prevent sth or to protect yourself from sth: to guard against accidents / error / loss / disease
1 person who guards sb/sth
The building is protected by armed guards.
| border, prison, security
VERB + GUARD
Guards had been posted all around the radio station.
GUARD + VERB
Guards patrolled the perimeter fence.
| protect sth
GUARD + NOUN
duty | dog
2 being ready to prevent attack or danger
close | constant | armed
The accused was taken to court under armed guard.
VERB + GUARD
keep, mount, stand
Soldiers stood guard on the city gates.
off your ~
The question seemed to catch him off his guard.
| on (your) ~
Several police officers were on guard outside the factory. He was always on his guard against moneymaking schemes.
| under ~
The prisoners were under close guard.
| ~ against, ~ over
Two police officers kept guard over the burnt-out building.
3 group of soldiers/policemen who guard sb/sth
civil, national, palace, presidential | advance
VERB + GUARD
The guard was changed every two hours.
| call out
It would only be a matter of minutes before the alarm was raised and the guard called out.
guard of honour
Fellow soldiers from Corporal Smith's regiment formed a guard of honour at his wedding. verb
The mountain pass is well guarded.
a bird carefully guarding its eggs
| fiercely, jealously
She jealously guarded her position of power.
guarding the city against attack
pop stars who need to be guarded from their fans
The military base is closely guarded.
| guard sb/sth with your life
He was under instructions to guard the key with his life.
| strictly/tightly guarded
strictly guarded privacy
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