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Definition of safeguard verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[transitive, intransitive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they safeguard
he / she / it safeguards
past simple safeguarded
-ing form safeguarding
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to protect something or someone from loss, harm, or damage; to keep something or someone safe safeguard something to safeguard a person's interests to safeguard jobs safeguard something/somebody against/from something The new card will safeguard the company against fraud. safeguard against something The leaflet explains how to safeguard against dangers in the home.
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