bewaring


verb (used with object)

  1. to be wary, cautious, or careful of (usually used imperatively): Beware such inconsistency. Beware his waspish wit.

verb (used without object)

  1. to be cautious or careful: Beware of the dog.

verb

  1. (usually used in the imperative or infinitive, often foll by of) to be cautious or wary (of); be on one’s guard (against)
v.

c.1200, probably from a conflation of be ware (though the compound bewarian “defend” existed in Old English). See wary.

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