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verb [transitive] safeguard pronunciation in American English /ˈseɪfˌɡɑrd/
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present tense
present participlesafeguarding
past tensesafeguarded
past participlesafeguarded

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  1. to protect something or someone from being harmed or having problems
    We hope that world leaders can agree on a plan to safeguard the environment.
    safeguard someone/something against something: The company was blamed for failing to safeguard workers against dangerous chemicals.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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