Definition of mount guard in English:

mount guard


  • Keep watch, especially for protection or to prevent escape.

    ‘the police had to mount guard over the statue’
    • ‘Four silent sentinels still mounted guard at each corner of the coffin but the long queues of visitors had gone.’
    • ‘Villagers now have to mount guard on their homes and crops at night making loud noises and letting off fireworks to scare off marauding boars.’
    • ‘She and Amber had been mounting guard outside the sitting room.’