[ verb ] shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage
"Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"
Used in print(William Gomberg, "Unions and the Anti-Trust Laws"...)
In_other_words , the anti-trust laws , designed to reduce prices to the consumer on Monday , Wednesday and Friday , become a tool to protect the marginal manufacturer on Tuesday , Thursday and Saturday .(The Detroit News,...)
Perhaps the moralities of world law are not advanced by stealing American diplomatic papers and planes , but the Kennedy administration can always file a demurrer to the effect that , but for its own incompetence in protecting American interests , these things would not happen .(The Miami Herald,...)
In_this instance , happily , insistence is being made that our share is protected .
What it is trying to do is to protect the little man , too , as_well as trying to maintain a flow of fresh meat to all stores , with choice of cut being made by the consumer , not the store .(Newark Evening News...)
Does this man live in a neighborhood where all are free loaders unwilling to help themselves , but ready_to demand that `` the community '' help and protect them ?
[ verb ] (work) use tariffs to favor domestic industry, in international trade
Used in print(Ann Ritner, Seize a Nettle....)
That kind_of poverty was regarded_as the exclusive property of the East , which created depressions with their stock_markets and their congested populations and their greedy centralization of industries , protected by discriminatory freight_rates .