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keep clear of

Stay away from or avoid (something). Keep clear of your brother, he's very irritable today. If you boys are going to play outside, please keep clear of the street.
See also: clear, keep, of
References in classic literature ?
After many a scene of contention between mother and daughter, many a violent outbreak which I was ashamed to witness, in which the father's authority was often called in to confirm with oaths and threats the mother's slighted prohibitions--for even HE could see that 'Tilly, though she would have made a fine lad, was not quite what a young lady ought to be'--Matilda at length found that her easiest plan was to keep clear of the forbidden regions; unless she could now and then steal a visit without her watchful mother's knowledge.
Pedestrians are requested to keep clear of the protected area and are advised to use an alternative pedestrian route.
That's if we could somehow keep clear of the bus gates in our rapid attempts to escape.
4) With heavier rain in Oman, people were advised to keep clear of wadis and seas.
I know it sounds pretty unlikely that a person might be able to make herself, I guess, keep clear of those words or of that experience, but I have and it takes effort.
The contract includes the execution of each type of work required to keep clear of snow and ice and frost the major roads within the specifications given in the list of performance.
The embassy urged all nationals to be cautious while working and keep clear of dubious objects.
Great North Run day is one of a small number that we make sure we keep clear of engineering work, despite the pressure to deliver the pounds 385m Metro: all change modernisation programme across the system.
keep a distance of 30m and please be quiet" and "Baboons are dangerous - please keep clear of them and do not feed them.
He added; "At this stage Bulgaria has managed to keep clear of GM crops and has created conditions for the development of organic farming.
In only their second home game this term, Cullercoats Custom Planet picked up three useful points to keep clear of the basement.
However, a boat racing is not an obstruction to other boats unless they are required to keep clear of her, give her room or mark-room or, if rule 22 applies, avoid her.
Public has been warned to keep clear of any dealings in the project, otherwise they would be personally responsible for their losses.
The tax man seems to keep clear of these people, not wanting to stir things up I imagine.