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English verb: protect

1. protect (competition) shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

SamplesWeatherbeater protects your roof from the rain.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
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Broader (hypernym)defend

Narrower (hyponym)body guard, charm, cover, cover, cover, cover, cover for, defend, fence, fence in, guard, guard, hold, immunise, immunize, insure, keep, look out, mothproof, overprotect, palisade, preserve, safeguard, screen, shield, surround, wall, ward

2. protect (competition) use tariffs to favor domestic industry

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

Broader (hypernym)assist

Domain categorytrade

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