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  • lower one's guard — lower (or let down) one s guard relax one s defensive posture, leaving oneself vulnerable to attack if you lower your guard or take a step backward, I will throw in the towel ■ reduce one s level of vigilance or caution she was not ready to let… …   Useful english dictionary

  • guard — v. & n. v. 1 tr. (often foll. by from, against) watch over and defend or protect from harm. 2 tr. keep watch by (a door etc.) so as to control entry or exit. 3 tr. supervise (prisoners etc.) and prevent from escaping. 4 tr. provide (machinery)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • guard — 1 noun 1 PERSON (C) a) someone whose job is to guard a place, person, or object in order to protect them from attack or from thieves: The guards stopped us at the gate. see also: security guard b) someone whose job is to guard prisoners and… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • guard — [[t]gɑ͟ː(r)d[/t]] ♦♦ guards, guarding, guarded 1) VERB If you guard a place, person, or object, you stand near them in order to watch and protect them. [V n] Gunmen guarded homes near the cemetery with shotguns... [V ed] The public was kept out… …   English dictionary

  • guard — I UK [ɡɑː(r)d] / US [ɡɑrd] noun Word forms guard : singular guard plural guards *** 1) a) [countable] someone whose job is to look after a place or person so that no one causes damage, steals anything, or escapes a prison guard uniformed border… …   English dictionary

  • guard — guard1 [ gard ] noun *** ▸ 1 someone who protects someone/something ▸ 2 unit of soldiers/police ▸ 3 cover for protection ▸ 4 in basketball/football ▸ 5 on train ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count someone whose job is to protect a place or person so that no… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Lower Ninth Ward — Geobox Neighborhood name = Lower Ninth Ward native name = other name = other name1 = category = New Orleans Neighborhood image size = image caption = flag size = symbol = symbol size = etymology type = etymology = nickname = motto = country =… …   Wikipedia

  • Lower Hack Lift — The Lower Hack Lift is a lift bridge carrying the New Jersey Transit Morristown Line across the Hackensack River at mile 3.4, Jersey City, New Jersey.The massive 3 track lift span was built in 1927 28 by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western… …   Wikipedia

  • One-star rank — A NATO one star general s rank insignia An officer of one star rank is a senior commander in many of the armed services holding a rank described by the NATO code of OF 6. The term is also used by some armed forces which are not NATO members.… …   Wikipedia