take off one's guard


take off one's guard
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Универсальный англо-русский словарь. . 2011.

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  • take off guard — catch/take (someone) off guard to surprise someone by doing or saying something they were not expecting. One of the larger airlines caught its rivals off guard yesterday by suddenly announcing a cut in fares. When they asked me to babysit, I was… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Power take-off — A power take off (PTO) is a splined driveshaft, usually on a tractor or that can be used to provide power to an attachment or separate machine. It is designed to be easily connected and disconnected. The power take off allows implements to draw… …   Wikipedia

  • guard — or middle guard [gärd] vt. [LME garde < the n.] 1. to keep safe from harm; watch over and protect; defend; shield 2. to watch over; specif., a) to keep from escape or trouble b) to hold in check; control; restrain c) Sports to keep (an… …   English World dictionary

  • guard — guardable, adj. guarder, n. guardless, adj. guardlike, adj. /gahrd/, v.t. 1. to keep safe from harm or danger; protect; watch over: to guard the ruler. 2. to keep under close watch in order to prevent escape, misconduct, etc.: to guard a prisoner …   Universalium

  • guard — /gad / (say gahd) verb (t) 1. to keep safe from harm; protect; watch over. 2. to keep under close watch in order to prevent escape, outbreaks, etc.: to guard a prisoner. 3. to keep in check, from caution or prudence: to guard the tongue. 4. to… …   Australian English dictionary

  • guard — v. & n. v. 1 tr. (often foll. by from, against) watch over and defend or protect from harm. 2 tr. keep watch by (a door etc.) so as to control entry or exit. 3 tr. supervise (prisoners etc.) and prevent from escaping. 4 tr. provide (machinery)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • guard — v 1. protect, watch over, stand guard over, police, secure, defend; shield, shelter, screen, cover, cloak; preserve, save, conserve; escort, conduct, convoy, ride shotgun. 2. supervise, hold watch, keep under surveillance; control, keep under… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • guard — [[t]gɑrd[/t]] v. t. 1) to keep safe from harm or danger; protect; watch over 2) to keep under close watch in order to prevent escape, misconduct, etc 3) to keep under control as a matter of caution or prudence: to guard one s temper[/ex] 4) to… …   From formal English to slang

  • off — adv., prep., adj., & n. adv. 1 away; at or to a distance (drove off; is three miles off). 2 out of position; not on or touching or attached; loose, separate, gone (has come off; take your coat off). 3 so as to be rid of (sleep it off). 4 so as to …   Useful english dictionary

  • off — off1 [ ɔf, af ] function word *** Off can be used in the following ways: as an adverb: He waved and drove off. She took her coat off and hung it up. My house is a long way off. as a preposition: She got off the bus at the next stop. Keep off the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • guard — 1 noun 1 PERSON (C) a) someone whose job is to guard a place, person, or object in order to protect them from attack or from thieves: The guards stopped us at the gate. see also: security guard b) someone whose job is to guard prisoners and… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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