keep away (from someone or something)

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keep away (from someone or something)

1. To maintain a physical separation, as between two or more people or things. Kids, keep away from that beehive!
2. To cause someone or something to keep a physical distance from someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "keep" and "away." Keep the kids away from that beehive! Keep Aunt Mildred away from me, will you? She can be such a nag.
3. To avoid something, usually because it is harmful or dangerous. But no cake for Uncle Al—he's supposed to be keeping away from sweets. I think she's finally started keeping away from the cigarettes.
4. To cause someone to fail to do something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "keep" and "away." We're very disappointed that this storm is keeping us away from our trip.
See also: away, keep, someone

keep someone or something away (from someone or something)

to maintain a physical distance between someone or something and someone or something, in any combination. I will try to keep the smokers away from you. Try to keep the dog away from the roast.
See also: away, keep

keep away

(from someone or something) Go to away (from someone or something).
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keep away

v.
1. To remain at a distance from something, especially something that should be avoided: You should keep away from fallen electrical wires after storms so that you don't get electrocuted. The dog is in a bad mood, so you should keep away.
2. To cause someone or something to remain at a distance from something: Keep your cat away from my dog! Keep the candy away—I'm on a diet.
3. To refrain from using or doing something, especially something harmful: The doctor said I should keep away from alcohol.
4. To cause someone or something to refrain from doing something: Nothing could keep me away from a quick trip to visit you. I love to ski in the winter, and nothing could keep me away.
See also: away, keep
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A trip out of town, vacations to far off places, or a local, multiday event, like a family wedding, that will keep us away from our dog for hours on end.
We've got a lot of home games left and if we can repeat our form from the Newport game we'll be fine and it will keep us away from the bottom."
We pray to God that He will bless our family and keep us away from harm.
,,When Bulgaria became a member of the alliance, I warned that this membership can not help us rule the rule of law, tackle corruption and organized crime, these internal deficits of security keep us away from Western democratic standards'', he commented.
"Those who insistently want to keep us away from these regions are seeking to strengthen terror organizations," he stated.
They can't keep us away from our people for long" he warned.
"Such a measure would encourage the Occupying Power to refuse to sit and negotiate with Palestine, which would keep us away from the possibility of achieving peace - the goal that Morrison talks about."
"I hope that wasn't done deliberately to keep us away just because that coward was so scared he needed a police escort.
"In the last elections, ANP leaders and workers, including 77 in Karachi, were killed by the Taliban to keep us away," he told Arab News.
This plan needs an independent policy based on national unity," Bassil stressed, assuring that this policy is not just to keep us away from problems, but to keep trouble away from Lebanon.
We need to go by the rules for the rules/laws are what keep us away from chaos.
No amount of threat or intimidation was going to keep us away from our favourite sport.
'India wants to keep us busy in fighting terrorism it has unleashed so as to keep us away from Kashmir,' Khawaja Asif revealed.
brHe alleged that India was fomenting terrorism on the working boundary and on the Afghan border."India wants to keep us busy in fighting terrorism it has unleashed so as to keep us away from Kashmir," Khawaja Asif revealed.
The crime is above average, so they always tried to keep us away from bad things and I think they were successful."