guide away (from someone or something)

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guide away (from someone or something)

To lead, help, or direct someone or something in keeping distance from someone or something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "guide" and "away." Please go out there and guide the kids away from that busy street. Once I saw the approaching crowd of people, I tugged on the leash to guide the dog away. The construction crew set up cones to guide people away from the gaping hole in the middle of the street.
See also: away, guide, someone
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

guide something away

 (from someone or something)
1. to lead something away from someone or something. I guided the lawn mower away from the children. Please stand there and guide away the cars.
2. to channel or route something away from someone or something. The farmer guided the creek water away from the main channel through a narrow ditch. We had to guide away the sheep from the road.
See also: away, guide

guide someone away from someone or something

 and guide someone away
to lead or escort someone away from someone, something, or some place. (Usually said of someone who requires help or guidance.) A police officer guided the children away from the busy street. Please guide away those people before they bump into your grandmother.
See also: away, guide
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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