warn away

warn (one) away (from someone or something)

To caution one to leave or not to come near someone or something. The first noun or pronoun can also come after "away." Police had to warn people away from the wild bear, as they kept wanting to get close enough to take a photo. The government put up a sign warning away any potential hikers. My parents tied to warn me away from him, but I just found him too irresistible.
See also: away, someone, warn

warn away

v.
To notify someone to go or stay away: The guide warned the tourists away from the edge of the cliff. The sign warned away trespassers.
See also: away, warn
References in classic literature ?
"At the opening to the subterranean passage that led to their haven of refuge a mighty battle was fought in which the yellow men were victorious, and within the caves that gave ingress to their new home they piled the bodies of the dead, both yellow and green, that the stench might warn away their enemies from further pursuit.
"And ever since that long-gone day have the dead of this fabled land been carried to the Carrion Caves, that in death and decay they might serve their country and warn away invading enemies.
Like most reproductive display behaviors, drumming is performed to attract a female and to announce his territory to warn away other males.
The angry faces, the Nazi symbols, intended to frighten, intended to warn away the faint of heart, these we saw a few days ago in Charlottesville.
Danielle Patsy Soulsby: "When I had a flat with them in Gateshead we had a fire and the felt round my front door was completely warn away, so the smoke came through it wasn't up to standard."
Prosecutor Alex Bozman told Kirklees Magistrates' Court in Huddersfield that he pushed Miss Warn away before pinning her down and punching her in the face adding: "He left, causing damage to a window and the windows of her car parked outside."
The behaviors that signal pending aggression are intended, first and foremost, to warn away a threat.
Two Typhoon warplanes were scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth at 2pm to warn away two Tu-95 Bear H bombers off Scotland.
Besides their bright yellow, red and black colors that warn away predators, nature had endowed ladybugs with another defense mechanism.
A major break, the most common will trigger the alarm, but it also has a Lite Touch, or Warn Away feature for a bump that might not be a break-in at all.
warn away my lime perfume warmed the voice from my lips
Songs need to be heard, not just because they sound pretty - birds use them to talk to each other, warn away rivals and attract mates.
Al-Baghdadi had committed an offence, he had been given a warn away," he told the court.
It was discovered that during mating season, prime female moose uttered a particular series of groans to "warn away" smaller, less muscularly developed males.
Those pushing the show--which, like the book, follows a complicated plot that does not shy away from the unsavory dastardliness of its villains--must try to warn away children who may be too young for the subject matter while avoiding the overemphasis of the tale's darker elements.