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verb [transitive]     safeguard pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlesafeguarding
past tensesafeguarded
past participlesafeguarded
  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.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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