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01. The cat ran up a tree to [protect] itself from the dogs.
02. The children were wearing heavy jackets, hats and wool mittens as [protection] from the severe cold.
03. A turtle's [protective] shell is very useful in keeping it safe from predators.
04. Ramsey Clark once asked, "Who will [protect] the public when the police break the law?"
05. A Czech proverb states, "Do not [protect] yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends."
06. When I was little, my big brother used to [protect] me from the neighborhood bully.
07. The rose has thorns for [protection] from animals which would eat it.
08. Snails produce a colorless, sticky discharge that forms a [protective] carpet under them as they travel along.
09. In 1995, a NASA employee bought six plastic owls at a discount store to [protect] the space shuttle from woodpeckers.
10. Only about 30 percent of teenage males consistently apply sun [protection] lotion outdoors, compared to 46 percent of female teens.
11. Of all colors, gray lenses in sunglasses best [protect] the eyes against the sun's rays.
12. If you must smoke, [protect] your children by always smoking outside the home.
13. Camels have long, curly eyelashes and bushy eyebrows to [protect] their eyes from the sand, and shield them from the desert sun.
14. Baseball players wore [protective] helmets for the first time in June of 1938.
15. In 1888, the nation of Brunei became a British [protectorate]; independence was achieved in 1984.
16. [Protective] form and coloration are adaptations shown by many animals.
17. Studies show that only a fraction of the world's one billion young people know how to [protect] themselves from HIV infection.
18. In order to truly fulfill their potential, children need to be [protected] and well taken care of.
19. John Foster Dulles once noted that of all tasks of government the most basic is to [protect] its citizens against violence.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • protect — pro·tect vt 1: to shield from injury or harm protect ing public health and safety 2: to secure or preserve against encroachment, infringement, restriction, or violation: maintain the status or integrity of esp. through legal or constitutional… …   Law dictionary

  • Protect — Pro*tect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Protected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Protecting}.] [L. protectus, p. p. of protegere, literally, to cover in front; pro before + tegere to cover. See {Tegument}.] To cover or shield from danger or injury; to defend; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • protect — [prə tekt′, prōtekt′] vt. [< L protectus, pp. of protegere, to protect < pro , before + tegere, to cover: see THATCH] 1. to shield from injury, danger, or loss; guard; defend 2. Commerce to set aside funds toward the payment of (a note,… …   English World dictionary

  • Protect Me — may refer to: *A song from James album Seven *Protège Moi, a single by Placebo …   Wikipedia

  • protect — (v.) 1520s, from L. protectus, pp. of protegere (see PROTECTION (Cf. protection)). Related: Protected; protecting …   Etymology dictionary

  • protect — shield, guard, safeguard, *defend Analogous words: *save, preserve, conserve: *ensure, insure, assure: shelter, *harbor …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • protect — [v] take care of; guard from harm assure, bulwark, care for, champion, chaperon, conserve, cover, cover all bases*, cover up, cushion, defend, fend, foster, give refuge, give sanctuary*, go to bat for*, harbor, hedge, insulate, keep, keep safe,… …   New thesaurus

  • protect — ► VERB 1) keep safe from harm or injury. 2) Economics shield (a domestic industry) from competition by imposing import duties on foreign goods. 3) (protected) (of a threatened plant or animal species) safeguarded through legislation against… …   English terms dictionary

  • protect — Assure the salesperson or trader that interest, buy or sell, will be attended to, given any change in the trading circumstances, as follows: At a price: If the stock trade at a certain price or price range, the trader will show this market to the …   Financial and business terms

  • protect — verb ADVERB ▪ completely, fully ▪ adequately, properly, well ▪ A cardboard box would protect the product better. ▪ inadequately …   Collocations dictionary


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