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guard / guardia
 
guard   [gɑ:d]
A. -noun
1. (=soldier)   guardia masculine and feminine
(=sentry)   centinela masculine and feminine
(=squad of soldiers)   guardia (f)
(=escort)   escolta (f)
·to change (the) guard
·relevar la guardia
·he'noun one of the old guard
·pertenece a la vieja guardia
2. (military)   also guard duty
(=watch)   guardia (f)   (figurative)
(=watchfulness)   vigilancia (f)
a. to [drop] one'noun guard =   bajar la guardia,   descuidarse
b. to [keep] guard =   vigilar
·to keep guard over something/somebody
(military, figurative)   vigilar algo/a somebody, someone
c. to [lower] one'noun guard =   bajar la guardia,   descuidarse
d. to [mount] guard =   montar guardia
e. to be [off] one'noun guard =   estar desprevenido
·to catch somebody off his guard
coger or agarrar a somebody, someone desprevenido or Latin America de imprevisto
f. to be [on] guard =   estar en guardia
·to be on one'noun guard
(figurative)   estar en guardia   (against   contra)
·to put somebody on his guard
·poner a somebody, someone en guardia,   prevenir a somebody, someone   (against   contra)
g. to [stand] guard over something =   montar guardia sobre algo
h. to be [under] guard =   estar vigilado
·to keep somebody under guard
·vigilar a somebody, someone
3. (=security guard)   guardia masculine and feminine de seguridad
4. (especially United States)
(=prison guard)   carcelero (m) / carcelera (f)
5. (British, Great Britain)   (railways)   jefe (m) de tren
6. (Sport)   defensa masculine and feminine
7. (Fencing)   guardia (f)
·on guard!
·¡en guardia!
8. (=safety device)   (on machine)   salvaguardia (f),   resguardo (m)
a. [of sword]   guarda (f),   guarniciónoun (f)   also fireguard   guardafuego (m)
(=protection)   protecciónoun (f)
·he wears goggles as a guard against accidents
·lleva unas gafas especiales como protecciónoun contra accidentes
B. -transitive verb
[+prisoner, treasure]   vigilar,   custodiar   (while travelling)   escoltar
[+secret]   guardar
(=protect)
[+place]   guardar,   proteger   (against, from   de)
[+person]   proteger   (against, from   de)
·a closely guarded secret
·un secreto muy bien guardado
C. -compound
·guard dog   -noun   perro (m) guardiánoun or de guarda
·guard of honour   -noun
(British, Great Britain)   guardia (f) de honor
·guard'noun van   -noun
(British, Great Britain)   (railways)   furgónoun (m)
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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