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noun [countable] shield pronunciation in British English /ʃiːld/
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  1. 1
    an object that soldiers carried in the past to protect themselves from being hit
    1. c.
      someone or something that protects you from harm or bad experiences
      shield against:

      weapons systems designed to provide a shield against nuclear attack

      My relationship with my sister was a shield against the ugliness of our childhood.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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