Meaning of SHIELD in English

SHIELD

I.

noun

1 used to protect the body when fighting

ADJECTIVE

▪ riot

VERB + SHIELD

▪ lower , raise

▪ be armed with , be equipped with , carry , have , hold

▪ act as

The car had acted as a ~, protecting him from the blast.

PREPOSITION

▪ behind a/the ~

a row of police officers behind their riot ~s

▪ on a/the ~

She did not recognize the coat of arms on his ~.

2 used for protecting yourself

ADJECTIVE

▪ defensive , protective

▪ human

▪ missile-defence/missile-defense , nuclear

▪ heat , radiation , wind (usually windshield ) ( esp. AmE )

The nose of the space capsule is protected by a heat ~.

▪ face , gum (usually gumshield ) ( BrE )

VERB + SHIELD

▪ use sb/sth as

They used 400 hostages as human ~s.

▪ form

▪ provide

The software provides a ~ against hackers, worms and viruses.

▪ penetrate

SHIELD + VERB

▪ protect

A face ~ protects your eyes from harmful chemicals.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ against

The ozone layer forms a ~ against harmful solar rays.

II.

verb

ADVERB

▪ partially , partly

▪ carefully

He carefully ~ed the flame with his cupped hand.

VERB + SHIELD

▪ try to

She tried to ~ the children from the full horrors of the war.

PREPOSITION

▪ against

She raised her hand to ~ her eyes against the sun.

▪ from

new laws to ~ companies from foreign competition

▪ with

He ~ed her with his body.

Shield is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ eye

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