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Definition 1: shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage - [verb of competition]

Samples where protect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain

(protect is a kind of ...) be on the defensive; act against an attack

(... is a kind of protect ) provide an excuse or alibi for someone so as to cover up guilt

"I won't lie and cover for you"

(... is a kind of protect ) make safe

(... is a kind of protect ) protect or defend (a position in a game)

"he covered left field"

(... is a kind of protect ) be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game

(... is a kind of protect ) protect from moths

"mothproof woollen clothes during the summer"

(... is a kind of protect ) accompany and protect from physical harm

(... is a kind of protect ) take out insurance for

(... is a kind of protect ) to take an action to protect against future problems

"Count the cash in the drawer twice just to cover yourself"

(... is a kind of protect ) surround with a wall in order to fortify

(... is a kind of protect ) protect through supernatural powers or charms

(... is a kind of protect ) protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm

(... is a kind of protect ) protect against a challenge or attack

"Hold that position behind the trees!" "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks"

(... is a kind of protect ) watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect

"guard my possessions while I'm away"

(... is a kind of protect ) hold within range of an aimed firearm

(... is a kind of protect ) to protect someone's interests

"A man's gotta look out for his family"

(... is a kind of protect ) protect excessively

"Don't overprotect your son--he is an adult now!"

(... is a kind of protect ) law: grant immunity from prosecution

(... is a kind of protect ) maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger

"May God keep you"

Definition 2: use tariffs to favor domestic industry - [verb of competition]

(protect is a kind of ...) act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function

(protect belongs to category ...) the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services

"Venice was an important center of trade with the East" "they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade"

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