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pree kaw shuhn

  • n  a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
    he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution
  • n  the trait of practicing caution in advance
  • n  judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger

  • Chui deleted the new names and took the extra precaution of replacing all the passwords for those authorized to change patient records.
  • Is evacuating a school bus full of children because of a lone peanut on the floor a smart precaution or overkill?.
  • The tapping of youngsters like Raveling and Wilson, both well over six-feet in height, to serve as marshals was a last-minute security precaution.
News & Articles

  • Residents warned to avoid brook and ponds in Shrewsbury and Northborough after sewage overflow
    State officials advised people to stay away from a brook in Shrewsbury and two ponds in Northborough until at least Monday as a precaution after a sewage system overflowed with rainwater. Water from the week’s rainstorms dislodged a manhole cover, and untreated sewage mixed with rainwater spilled into Hop Brook in Shrewsbury, which flows to Smith Pond and Thayer Pond in Northborough. Drinking ...
    June 15, 2013 - Boston Globe
  • Strong earthquake reported off Nicaragua coast
    Nicaragua's seismological institute declared a tsunami alert as a precaution because of the earthquake's strength.
    June 15, 2013 - Abilene Reporter-News
  • Boy Scouts moved due to White’s Peak wildfire
    CIMARRON (AP) — A wildfire in northern New Mexico has prompted approximately 100 Boy Scouts to relocate to another camping area within the Philmont Scout Ranch as a precaution. State... Read more »
    June 14, 2013 - Albuquerque Journal

  • Michael Bloomberg in CNN
    We'll take a little bit of extra precaution,said New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "We're going to ramp up a little bit ...... nothing dramatic ...... some you'll notice, some you won't."
  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Scotsman
    Mr Erdogan said: "We have always said terror can strike anyone, anywhere. Although we have taken every precaution, we have experienced this incident."
  • Liam Fox in Bath Chronicle
    Shadow defence secretary Liam Fox said: "This is not an unexpected move, but the families of the service personnel involved will want to know that every possible precaution has been taken to maximise their safety during this period."

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