Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Guard"

The meaning of "Guard" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does he was caught completely off guard by the news mean?
A: He didn't expect the news and is surprised by it.
Q: What does I get caught off guard easily. mean?
A: That's kind of a slang term, it generally means something unexpected happened. For example, I was caught off guard by the book falling off of the shelf.
I get caught off guard pretty much means you get shocked or scared easily.
Q: What does guard mean?
A: secure the place to protect it and make it correct
Q: What does I was thrown off guard mean?
A: @revinneil Of course!
-“I was completely thrown off guard when my best friend said she was pregnant!”
-“I was thrown off guard when a seagull came and took my chips.”
-“We were thrown off guard when we saw our grumpy neighbor throwing snowballs outside with his grandkids.”

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Q: What does take off guard mean?
A: If you're taken off guard it means you're surprised

Example sentences using "Guard"

Q: Please show me example sentences with Get guard up .
A: No need to get your guard up, I come in peace.

My friend said the movie wasn’t that scary, but I kept my guard up anyway.

He’s still getting used to this place, so his guard is up
Q: Please show me example sentences with let one's guard down.
A: - Don't let your guard down! The enemy is in our midst!

- He might seem like a good guy from his profile picture, but you really shouldn't let your guard down. There are a lot of creeps out there, after all.
Q: Please show me example sentences with caught off guard.
A: I was caught off guard when the teacher announced the surprise test.
The ball hitting me in the face caught me off guard.
She was caught off guard when he proposed so she didn't have an answer ready.

So caught off guard means something happened that you weren't prepared for.
You didn't study.
You didn't keep the ball from hitting you in the face.
She didn't know what to say to his proposal as she wasn't expecting it.
Q: Please show me example sentences with off guard.
A: “Wow, you caught me off guard” (spooked situation)
Q: Please show me example sentences with Caught off guard.
A: "She was caught off guard by the change in weather."
"The dog coming at them caught them off guard."
"The difficulty of the test caught me off guard."

Synonyms of "Guard" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between get caught off guard and get freaked out ?
A: Caught off guard means to be surprised- so if you're scared of spiders and you look up and see a spider on top of you- you've been caught off guard by the spider. You also got freaked out by the spider.

However, if you saw the spider in front of you and you fully expected it, and you let it crawl on your arm, you can still get freaked out- but you wouldn't be caught off guard.
Q: What is the difference between safe guard and life guard ?
A: safe guard means to protect something and life guard is a person who watches people swim on the beach and makes sure they do not drown.
Q: What is the difference between guarded and poor ?
A: Poor is worse than guarded. Both would have doctors concerned about the patient.
Q: What is the difference between guard(verb) and protect and defend ?
A: They all mean 守る but there are slight nuances and different meanings.

"to protect" means 守る, 護る, and 保護する. In English it sometimes has the meaning of 大切にする "I will always protect his dream!"

"to guard" also means 見張る. "We guard the museum all night"

"to defend" also means 防ぐ "we were able to defend against the enemy's attack" or 擁護する "even though everyone thinks I'm wrong, I'll still defend my argument on abortion."

They can all be used the same way sometimes, but some words are more suitable than others.
Q: What is the difference between let off my guard and let down my guard ?
A: @YYmagaru: let down my guard is the correct phrase . let off my guard is wrong . Let down my guard ,means that you relax your awareness or vigilance of surroundings 😃

Translations of "Guard"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? ‎Does it sound natural?
There will be a guard changing ceremony held from 9 am. -5 pm.at every o'clock sharp. It's worth to see. Don't miss it.
A:

There is a changing of the guard ceremony every hour on the hour from 9am to 5pm. It’s worth seeing. Don’t miss it!
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? guard
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? thrown off guard
A: Thrown off guard. Example: I was thrown off guard
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? guard
A: Guard can be a noun or a verb. eg The guard is in front of the palace. Or a prison guard etc. eg. The soldier is guarding the prison. . You say it as if it is spelt gard, like hard.

Other questions about "Guard"

Q: You'll have stood guard at the hangar until told otherwise. does this sound natural?
A: 'have stood' being past tense means that Joe is telling Bob that Bob previously stood at the hangar until told otherwise. This is a strange thing to say as Bob would already know this.

'You'll stand guard...' sounds perfectly fine as it is an instruction to carry out now or in the future.
Q: They are armed guards accompanied by fierce dogs.
Q: Help!Help!Help! You have attracted a guard's attention.Quick,go to the chest and hide.Don't forget you can hide in many different places! does this sound natural?
A: You need to sound scared or worried because of the sentence.
Q: "I can't let my guard down." does this sound natural?
A: I sounds like you're being chased by someone or about to face a gruelling interrogation, but it does sound natural.
Q: Hello! Can you help me?
I am guard at the coast or I am guard on the coast
A: "I'm in the coastguard."
In American English, this means you are a soldier who may fight in the navy during times of war.

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