stay clear of

stay clear of someone or something

to keep one's distance from something, usually something dangerous. Please stay clear of me. I have the flu. stay clear of that machine. It is dangerous.
See also: clear, of, stay
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The findings by the Harrogate District Foundation Trust, provide another reason for people to stay clear of tobacco, say experts.
Opponents Carlisle, too, have had an up and down sort of season and they are currently fighting to stay clear of the relegation zone.
35pm Gripping film set in South Central Los Angeles during the 1980s, following three very different childhood friends as they attempt to stay clear of the gang violence in their neighbourhood.
Please stay clear of downed power lines and always call Ameren Missouri at 1.
The army urged all nationals and residents, both regular sea-goers and fishing enthusiasts, to stay clear of the specified area for their own safety.
The spokesperson also called upon the Jordanian community in Iraq to exercise "utmost caution" and stay clear of potential spots of clashes and places of assembly because of the current conditions.
Rob Collard got away well at the start and were able to stay clear of [euro]e two rear-wheel drive Ebay Motors BMWs of Colin Turkington and Rob Collard got away well at the start and were able to stay clear of the chasers for the whole of Race One.
AFTER chasing a playoff spot a month ago, Hartlepool have now plunged into the bottom half of League Two and may need another win to stay clear of the drop zone.
25 ( ANI ): Google is reportedly adding an unsubscribe button to Gmail to help users stay clear of unwanted promotional messages.
Danny Stewart last night urged Fife Flyers to keep their cool at Sheffield Steelers tonight - and stay clear of the penalty bin.
The Foreign Ministry has also urged Bulgarians to stay clear of the Taksim Square in Istanbul, as well as other dangerous areas of the city between 7 pm and 9 am.
A FRESH warning has gone out to the public to stay clear of strange objects abandoned on roads or near garbage bins.
It also appealed to Bahraini youth stay clear of instigative calls which may compromise their future and harm their families.
MC) and CaixaBank are likely to be the biggest investors in the country's 'bad bank', as foreign banks are expected to stay clear of it.
POLICE are warning members of the public to stay clear of a building in Consett earmarked for demolition.