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stay away (from someone or something)

1. To maintain a distance from someone or something, especially for safety reasons. Make sure you stay away from that cliff—one gust of wind could send you flying right over the edge! The children always try to stay away from the scary old man who lived on the corner of their neighborhood. Stay away—Tom is still really contagious!
2. To forbear from interacting with someone, engaging in something, or using something. I always told my parents I would stay away from cigarettes when I was a kid, so I think they were a little disappointed that I took up smoking in my 20s. I want you to stay away from that group of kids, you hear me? They're trouble!
See also: away, someone, stay

stay away

(from someone or something) Go to away (from someone or something).
See also: away, stay

stay away

v.
1. To remain at a distance from something or someone, especially from a place where one should not be: Stay away—my cold is contagious! I warned the children to stay away from the abandoned mine.
2. stay away from To refrain from doing, using, or engaging in something: My parents warned me to stay away from drugs.
See also: away, stay
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Denmark's central bank has asked investors to stay away from bitcoin.
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Tokyo, Japan | AFP -- Japan lifted its tsunami warning on Friday after advising residents to stay away from the sea as about a dozen small waves reached its coast after a powerful earthquake off Chile.
Mosul / NINA / Iraqi planes dropped leaflets on the city of Mosul, urging residents to cooperate with the security forces and stay away from gatherings of Daash and also informed them about opening a local radio station to tell them about the fight directives, according to witnesses.
Meanwhile, Marlon tells Laurel to stay away from everyone until she's sober.
Andy warns him to stay away from the wedding, but will he listen?
South Miami, FL, October 15, 2014 --(PR.com)-- An innovative and functional new product targeted at pet owners, the K-9 Stay Away, has been developed by Mark Espinoza of Alice, Texas.
London, Feb 23 ( ANI ): Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius will have to pay 1 million rands in surety and stay away from alcohol and firearms, under his bail conditions.
Analysts and traders are advising that investors stay away from silver, while gold may see minor declines from these levels.
A national court has the right to order a spouse who has committed acts of domestic violence to stay away from his victim, even if the victim decides to resume living together with the violent partner.
Brendan Goheens, 22, of 44 East St., Clinton, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, dismissed; assault and battery, sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until June 22, 2012, anger management, stay away, no contact with victims, $50 victim witness assessment; disorderly conduct, sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until June 22, 2012, stay away, no contact with victims; disturbing the peace, dismissed; intimidation of a witness, dismissed; assault to commit a felony, dismissed; assault and battery, sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until June 22, 2012, stay away, no contact with victims.
Carol, Leicester Stay away from Ascot snow Ascot looks like making every effort, so I hope the snow stays away.
Laurie Lears; Illustrated by Red Hansen; STAY AWAY FROM RAT BOY; Albert Whitman & Company (Children's Picture Book) $0.00 ISBN: 9780807567890
HUDDERSFIELD youngsters have been urged to stay away from building sites.