Definition of under guard in US English:

under guard

phrase

  • Being guarded.

    ‘he was held in an empty stable under guard’
    • ‘The second member of the gang is under guard at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda where he is receiving treatment for injuries sustained in the crash.’
    • ‘They've been free to catch the bus to school alone and ride their bikes to visit their mother at a nearby motel, where she's being kept under guard.’
    • ‘And I'm sure that he's solitary, that he is under guard 24 hours a day, sort of personally.’
    • ‘He was moved to Milad hospital and is kept under guard.’
    • ‘While the Stafford family were not home at the time, the staff, including the butler, were held under guard while the men emptied the gun room, taking three rifles, fifteen shotguns and a large amount of ammunition.’
    • ‘Armed police turned up and he was taken to Bradford Royal Infirmary by ambulance where he was kept under guard.’
    • ‘He's been whisked away to an obscure place he didn't know he was going to, he had no choice in the matter, he can't leave, he is being held under guard by French and African soldiers, and he can't even use the phone.’
    • ‘How would you like to be held prisoner in a hotel over the weekend, you can only watch certain movies, you can't get any phone calls, you're under guard.’
    • ‘The only hopeful note in the article is that townspeople where the boy lived were so outraged that they stormed the cemetery when he was scheduled to be buried, and the burial had to be deferred and carried out under guard.’
    • ‘He was put under guard, court-martialled and shot at dawn.’