precautionary measure


an action taken to prevent something unwanted taking place

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They took him to the hospital as a precautionary measure because they wanted to make sure nothing was wrong with him.

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A conservative investor will use precautionary measures to ensure that they don't lose everything from one bad stock or rough day.

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As a precautionary measure, Bill fired the vice president who was accused by multiple employees of sexual harassment so he could avoid sexual harassment lawsuits.

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