Meaning of PROTECT in English

PROTECT

transcription, транскрипция: [ prəˈtekt ]

v.tr. 1 (often foll. by from, against) keep (a person, thing, etc.) safe; defend; guard (goggles protected her eyes from dust; guards protected the queen). 2 Econ. shield (home industry) from competition by imposing import duties on foreign goods. 3 Brit. provide funds to meet (a bill, draft, etc.). 4 provide (machinery etc.) with appliances to prevent injury from it. [L protegere protect- (as PRO-(1), tegere cover)]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.