go near (someone or something)

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go near (someone or something)

To approach someone or something. Often used in the negative as a warning for one to avoid someone or something. You kids better not go near those cookies I made for the bake sale! Please don't go near the baby if you're sick.
See also: go, near

go near (to) someone or something

to approach someone or something. Don't go near Sue. She's got chicken pox. Now, don't go near the water!
See also: go, near
References in classic literature ?
He was gruff, vulgar, ill-tempered; the chief ought to be kicked for letting her go near him! This was what she had been told.
Pierre did not know why, but since Karataev had begun to grow weaker it had cost him an effort to go near him. When he did so and heard the subdued moaning with which Karataev generally lay down at the halting places, and when he smelled the odor emanating from him which was now stronger than before, Pierre moved farther away and did not think about him.
'I beg your pardon, Sir,' said Kit, who had listened to this discourse with a lengthening countenance, 'but if that's the reason, I'm afraid I should do more harm than good--Miss Nell, Sir, she knows me, and would trust in me, I am sure; but old master-- I don't know why, gentlemen; nobody does--would not bear me in his sight after he had been ill, and Miss Nell herself told me that I must not go near him or let him see me any more.
A STALKER who travelled more than 500 miles to pester a famous DJ has been ordered not to go near him or his wife for five years.
Tracie Stringer, Luke's mother told the inquest: "We were told everybody walked past Luke for a long period of time and nobody would go near him as they would be liable if he was taken to hospital."
A MAN was left so disfigured after an attack that his daughter was too scared to go near him, a court heard yesterday.
The Italian was so angry at Svetlozar Marinov for his shocking display in Saturday's 5-2 defeat by Sartid that he didn't dare go near him at the end of the match for fear he would lash out.
'Every time I go near him my chest tightens up and I start wheezing and it's been getting worse and worse over the past few months.
Now the Old Etonian has been told by Charles he must not be seen in public with William or even go near him until he has convinced Camilla and the Royals that his drug days are behind him.