precaution ( precautions plural ) A precaution is an action that is intended to prevent something dangerous or unpleasant from happening. n-count
Could he not, just as a precaution, move to a place of safety?..., Extra safety precautions are essential in homes where older people live.
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1 belt and braces (informal) insurance, preventative measure, protection, provision, safeguard, safety measure
2 anticipation, care, caution, circumspection, foresight, forethought, providence, prudence, wariness
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