protect(redirected from protect the runner)
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protectverb arm, armor, attend, barricade, bulwark, care for, champion, chaperone, cherish, conduct, conserve, convoy, cover, cushion, custodire, defend, escort, fight for, flank, fortify, foster, garrison, guard, harbor, haven, house, immunize, inoculate, insulate, keep, look after, maintain, mount guard, nurse, patrol, patronize, preserve, safeguard, save, screen, seclude, secure, shade, sheathe, shelter, shepherd, shield, shroud, shutter, sponsor, support, sustain, take care of, treasure, tutari, veil, ward, watch over
Associated concepts: self-defense
See also: assist, care, conceal, conserve, cover, defend, ensconce, enshroud, ensure, envelop, foster, guard, harbor, hedge, keep, maintain, patrol, police, preserve, prolong, regard, rescue, save, screen, shelter, shroud, side, sponsor, support, sustain, uphold