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.
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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!
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There will still be a lot of clubs daring enough to take him but I wouldn't go near someone who encourages trouble as much as he does.
Of course you or I wouldn't go near someone like that...but our Government would.
Samia Smith tells why she'll need a stunt double when scheming Tracy Barlow finds out she is messing with her man, why she would never go near someone like Charlie in real life and how she's settling into married life with her property-developer husband.
Nobody is going to attract someone if they give off negative body language signals that they are desperate and lonely; no one is going to go near someone if they think they are a bunny boiler.