on guard
phrasal defensively watchful ; alert

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • On guard — Guard Guard, n. [OF. guarde, F. garde; of German origin; cf. OHG. wart, warto, one who watches, warta a watching, Goth. wardja watchman. See {Guard}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who, or that which, guards from injury, danger, exposure, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • On Guard — may refer to: Le Bossu (1997 film) (transl. The Hunchback ; alternative English title, On Guard ) On Guard, a novel by Upton Sinclair On Guard (serial), a 1927 film serial En garde, a French phrase used to warn one s fencing opponent to be on… …   Wikipedia

  • on guard — index alert (vigilant), circumspect, noncommittal, provident (showing foresight), safe, vigilant Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • on guard — [adj] defensive alert, averting, cautious, checking, defending, expectant, guarding, preservative, preventive, protecting, safeguarding, vigilant, warding off, watchful, withstanding; concepts 401,550 …   New thesaurus

  • on guard — adjective vigilant (Freq. 1) on guard against con artists must remain on your guard in such a situation • Syn: ↑on one s guard, ↑upon one s guard, ↑on your guard • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • on guard — {adj. phr.} Watchful; watching. * /The police warned people to he on guard for pickpockets during the Christmas rush./ * /Two men are on guard at the door./ Contrast: OFF GUARD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on guard — {adj. phr.} Watchful; watching. * /The police warned people to he on guard for pickpockets during the Christmas rush./ * /Two men are on guard at the door./ Contrast: OFF GUARD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on\ guard — adj. phr. Watchful; watching. The police warned people to be on guard for pickpockets during the Christmas rush. Two men are on guard at the door. Contrast: off guard …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on guard — careful, wary He has been keeping on guard since the accident last month …   Idioms and examples

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  • on guard — on (your) guard to be careful and aware because a situation might be dangerous. I resent this attitude that you can t trust anybody, that you always have to be on your guard …   New idioms dictionary

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