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verb [transitive] shield pronunciation in American English /ʃild/
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present tense
present participleshielding
past tenseshielded
past participleshielded
  1. 1
    [often passive] to protect something, usually from being hit, touched, or seen
    shield something from view:

    The house was shielded from view by tall trees.

    shield your eyes/face:

    She shielded her eyes against the sun’s glare.

    shield something from something:

    These plants should be shielded from direct sunlight.

  2. 2
    to protect someone from something unpleasant
    shield someone from something:

    He is anxious to shield his children from the truth about their mother.


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