stay back

stay back (from someone or something)

To maintain a distance from someone or something, especially for safety reasons. Often used as an order. Make sure you stay back from that cliff—one gust of wind could send you flying right over the edge! The children always try to stay back from the scary old man who lived on the corner of their neighborhood. Stay back—Tom is still really contagious!
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stay back (from something)

to keep one's distance from someone or something. Stay back from the lawn mower! This is dangerous. Stay back!
See also: back, stay

stay back

v.
1. To refrain from approaching. Used chiefly as a command: Stay back!—I've got a knife.
2. To repeat a grade level in school: The teacher suggested that our child stay back a year.
See also: back, stay
References in classic literature ?
She told Toto and Billina to stay back while she slowly advanced toward the group that stood silently awaiting her.
In token of this, a great many doors were opening and shutting, two or three people stood irresolutely on the stairs, now going a few steps up, and now a few steps down, and Sir Francis himself had come out from his study, with the "Times" under his arm, and a complaint about noise and draughts from the open door which, at least, had the effect of bundling the people who did not want to go into the carriage, and sending those who did not want to stay back to their rooms.
"So I did not stay back to win, I stayed back to keep my word," she said.
According to a military source in the area, some militants chose to stay back and try to fend off the Syrian Arab Army attack; however, they ultimately gave us their fight by either surrendering to the military or fleeing to the Turkish observation post at Morek.
'The governor's absence at the meeting of Progressive Governors with the President in Daura, Katsina State, earlier in the day got the attention of President Buhari and was informed of the death of Madam Rekiya, whose burial made Governor Bello stay back in his State,'' Shehu said.
The statement said the Governor's absence at the meeting of Progressive Governors with the President in Daura, Katsina State earlier in the day got the attention of President Buhari and was informed of the death of Madam Rekiya, whose burial made Governor Bello to stay back in his State.
Thankfully, 12 of our crew members were repatriated and we were asked to stay back. But this wait seems indefinite.
Ahmed Musa failed to show up for Tuesday's pre-match conference ahead of the Guinea match, but the Al-Nassr player preferred to stay back with his colleagues for a 'crucial' player's meeting at the Helnan Palestine Hotel.
After completion of the regional events, the A team will stay back to compete in the second IBSF World Team Cup which runs rom June 29 to July 2.
KARACHI -- In an unfortunate turn of events for Lahore Qalanders, their ace batsmen AB de Villiers will no longer be playing for the team owing to an injury due to which he has been advised to stay back. The manager of Lahore Qalanders Sameen Rana revealed the news of him backing out of PSL due to that may have come as a blow for the Qalander fans as he had played a huge part in elevating the game for the team.
We want everyone to travel safely, so the advice is - stay safe, stay back.
The former foreign minister's family is already in theUS, whom he joined two weeks ago after being asked to stay back by former premier Nawaz Sharif.
The other option is to stay back for 90 minutes, waiting there and defending as best as possible and hoping God can help us from above.
During the current amnesty, applicants are also renewing their passports, to be able to stay back in the country.