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noun [countable] safeguard pronunciation in British English /ˈseɪfˌɡɑː(r)d/ 
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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 torch in your car.

    The act was originally passed as a safeguard against tax evasion.

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