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  1. protection

    • IPA[prəˈtekSH(ə)n]

    美式

    • n.
      the action of protecting, or the state of being protected;a person or thing that prevents someone or something from suffering harm or injury
    • noun: protection, plural noun: protections

    • 釋義
    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. the action of protecting, or the state of being protected:

      the B vitamins give protection against infection

      his son was put under police protection

    • 2. a person or thing that prevents someone or something from suffering harm or injury:

      the castle was built as protection against the Saxons

      a protection against the evil eye

    • 3. a legal or other formal measure intended to preserve civil liberties and rights:

      most Western countries provide constitutional protections for the civil and political rights of their citizens

    • 4. a document guaranteeing immunity from harm to the person specified in it.
    • 5. the practice of paying money to criminals so as to prevent them from attacking oneself or one's property:

      a protection racket

      protection money

    • 6. money paid to criminals to prevent them from attacking, especially on a regular basis.
    • 7. used euphemistically to refer to the keeping of a mistress by her lover in a separate establishment:

      she was living under his lordship's protection at Gloucester Gate

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