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English noun: safeguard

1. safeguard (act) a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.


SamplesHe put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution.
An insurance policy is a good safeguard.
We let our guard down.


Synonymsguard, precaution


Broader (hypernym)measure, step


Narrower (hyponym)backstop, security, security measures

2. safeguard (communication) a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war


Synonymssafe-conduct


Broader (hypernym)pass, passport


English verb: safeguard

1. safeguard (competition) make safe


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)protect

2. safeguard (motion) escort safely


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)escort









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