stop from doing

stop (someone or something) from (doing something)

To prevent or dissuade someone or something from performing some action or task. You can't stop me from moving to New York, Mom! You need to put some blocks in front of the car's wheels to stop it from rolling down the hill.
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stop someone from doing something

to prevent someone from doing something. I can't stop her from running away. They couldn't stop themselves from eating.
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