warn (one) off (from someone or something)

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warn (one) off (from someone or something)

To caution someone to leave or not to come near something. The first noun or pronoun can also come after "off." The government put up signs warning off any potential hikers from the area. I held my shotgun across my chest as I warned the ruffians off from my land.
See also: off, someone, warn
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

warn someone off

to advise a person to stay away. We placed a guard outside the door to warn people off until the gas leak could be fixed. The guards warned off everyone in the vicinity.
See also: off, warn
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

warn off

To notify someone to go or stay away: The sheriff warned them off the private property.
See also: off, warn
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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What's the matter?" cried Jo, as Beth put out her hand as if to warn her off, and asked quickly, "You've had the scarlet fever, havent't you?"
The mum-of-two said she was stunned as she pulled the rusty nail out of the milk powder and immediately called her friend who also used the product to warn her off it.
CORONATION ST 8.30pm, ITV Before Kylie and David leave to see Becky in Barbados, they make one last trip to Gail's to warn her off Michael.
The NGRC also warned off Lisa M Young after a cruelty conviction at Mans field Magistrates Court, and decided to also warn her off her partner Paul Turner, who owned the greyhound involved.
I've tried to warn her off him but she ordered me to stay out of her life and we're barely on speaking terms.
"Hi love, you don't know me, but that bloke you're with has got the clap..." Let's face it, if you'd tried to warn her off more subtly she probably wouldn't have listened.
JENNIFER Aniston's new boyfriend Paul Sculfor has hit out at Brad Pitt after he apparently tried to warn her off him.