shield

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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 shield, protecting him from the blast.

PREPOSITION
behind a/the shield

a row of police officers behind their riot shields

on a/the shield

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

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 shield.

face, gum (usually gumshield) (BrE)
VERB + SHIELD
use sb/sth as

They used 400 hostages as human shields.

form
provide

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

penetrate
SHIELD + VERB
protect

A face shield protects your eyes from harmful chemicals.

PREPOSITION
shield against

The ozone layer forms a shield against harmful solar rays.

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verb
ADVERB
partially, partly
carefully

He carefully shielded the flame with his cupped hand.

VERB + SHIELD
try to

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

PREPOSITION
against

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

from

new laws to shield companies from foreign competition

with

He shielded her with his body.

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

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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