stay away (from someone or something)

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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!
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stay away

(from someone or something) Go to away (from someone or something).
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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.
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As part of his bail conditions, Brown was ordered to stay away from his alleged victims and not to enter Logans Road.
The agency advised people to stay away from coasts fronting the Philippine Sea from 12 p.m.
Picnickers and desert travelers have been warned to stay away from valleys during heavy rain or flash floods, and not to risk crossing flood passages or intersections.
Head of the Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais described the Haj as a 'message of peace' and asked the guests of God to stay away from behaviours that would politicize the pilgrimage.
ISLAMABAD:A top Saudi scholar has urged pilgrims to stay away from any acts that would politicize the annual pilgrimage.
Mumbai: India batsman Shreyas Iyer has revealed that veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni advised him to stay away from all sorts of media platforms in order to stay focused.
However, the striker has stepped back from the popular platforms following criticism during Euro 2016, where the Three Lions suffered a stunning last-16 loss to Iceland.As England prepare to face Colombia for a spot in the World Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday, Kane ndash who has scored five goals in Russia ndash told ITV: "For me, it's to stay away from the hype of it all.
SWIMMERS are being warned to stay away from wild dolphins after one got much too close to a mum and its baby.
The German Ambassador to Pakistan Martin Kobler on Thursday also tweeted on the matter urging the public at large to stay away from the consultant and facilitators.
PEOPLE have been warned to stay away from hospital wards in west Wales after a suspected infection outbreak.
Global Banking News-December 19, 2017--Danish central bank asks investors to stay away from bitcoin
Stay away from things that are susceptible of falling due to the quake such as mirrors, chandeliers and shelves to avoid them falling over you.
REFUSING to share details on his further move, Navjot Singh Sidhu took on the BJP saying that he resigned as a Rajya Sabha MP because he had been asked to stay away from Punjab, where elections will be held next year.
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.
Witnesses told the reporter of the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "They obtained a copy of these leaflets, which were dropped by Iraqi planes, and signed by the Ministry of Defense, urging them to cooperate with Iraqi security forces, which are now on the entrances of the city and stay away from locations where Daash exist.