off guard

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: guard - not prepared or vigilantoff guard - not prepared or vigilant; "the blow caught him napping"; "caught in an off-guard moment"; "found him off his guard"
unready - not prepared or in a state of readiness; slow to understand or respond; "she cursed her unready tongue"
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(gaːd) verb
1. to protect from danger or attack. The soldiers were guarding the king/palace.
2. to prevent (a person) escaping, (something) happening. The soldiers guarded their prisoners; to guard against mistakes.
1. someone who or something which protects. a guard round the king; a guard in front of the fire.
2. someone whose job is to prevent (a person) escaping. There was a guard with the prisoner every hour of the day.
3. (American conductor) a person in charge of a train.
4. the act or duty of guarding.
ˈguarded adjective
cautious. He gave guarded replies.
ˈguardedly adverb
guard of honour
soldiers or other people who are lined up as an honour to someone important. A guard of honour greeted the President at the airport.
keep guard (on)
The soldiers kept guard (on the prisoner).
off guard
unprepared. He hit me while I was off guard; to catch someone off guard.
on guard
prepared. Be on your guard against his tricks.
stand guard
to be on duty as a guard. He stood guard at the gates.
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References in classic literature ?
This Musketeer had just come off guard, complained of having a cold, and coughed from time to time affectedly.
A stranger is a stranger, be he rich or poor: it will not suit me to permit any one the range of the place while I am off guard!' said the unmannerly wretch.
"You draw a fellow out and put him off guard, and then you laugh at him."
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 6 (ANI): Caught off guard, Karnataka Congress in charge, K C Venugopa, rushed to Bengaluru on Saturday after eight Congress and three Janata Dal Secular (JDS) MLAs resigned from from the Assembly, bringing the coalition government into a minority.
The communist rebels are using their holiday ceasefire to catch soldiers off guard, Malacanang said Friday, after the New People's Army (NPA) took hostage two soldiers and 12 militiamen in Agusan del Sur recently.
It did take off guard, he came in a shop street your Louise Ms Reeve stood her ground and the man left and approached another customer.
Caught off guard, he stares at her sheepishly before returning back to his usual self and yelling back.
In her apology, Twain insisted that she was caught off guard by the news outlet's question.
Not only was he so powerful but he was light on his feet with an ability to change direction quickly and that's what caught people off guard. For a big man it was unbelievable just how fast he was.
"We realize at first this may seem odd; however, it is a practice that would catch an intruder off guard," W.F.
BRITONS are being warned not to get swept up in the "holiday feeling" and leave themselves off guard to thieves in the hot weather.
Janet Hudson found herself caught off guard when her active-duty husband deployed.