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noun [countable] safeguard pronunciation in American English /ˈseɪfˌɡɑrd/
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  1. a law, rule, plan, etc. that protects someone or something from harm or problems
    As a safeguard, you should always carry a flashlight in your car.
    Congress established the law as a safeguard against tax evasion.

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