warn (one) off (from someone or something)

(redirected from warn one off)

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

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

warn off

To notify someone to go or stay away: The sheriff warned them off the private property.
See also: off, warn
References in periodicals archive ?
"If we could do better with such modelling, it could reliably be used to warn one off seeding clouds in areas where precipitation would be delayed or suppressed."