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Guard someone or mark someone?

 
 
Reply Mon 24 Jun, 2019 10:52 am
In sports such as football/soccer or basketball, which of the following
should I use with the meaning of "to take care or look after an
opponent" in the sense of "preventing her/him from scoring/being
lethal/dangerous - "to mark someone" or "to guard someone"?

Thank you.
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lmur
 
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Reply Mon 24 Jun, 2019 10:55 am
@paok1970,
Can't speak about basketball but, with respect to football, 'to mark someone' is the norm.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Mon 24 Jun, 2019 10:56 am
@paok1970,
In this sense they're synonymous, although "guard" is more often used.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 24 Jun, 2019 11:05 am
@InfraBlue,
Not in football, not over here. It's mark, I've never heard guard used in that context.

And I've listened to a lot of football commentary.
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Mon 24 Jun, 2019 12:10 pm
@izzythepush,
You're right. I should have added that it's more used over here for basketball.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 24 Jun, 2019 12:48 pm
@InfraBlue,
Fair enough. I don't know anything about basketball.
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