warn away (from someone or something)

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warn away (from someone or something)

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

to advise someone to avoid someone or something. We warned her away from the danger, but she did not heed our warning. Why didn't you warn me away from Roger?
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warn away

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.
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References in classic literature ?
But the next instant she was warning him away from the cubs with a snarl that was less harsh than usual and that was more apologetic than menacing.
She forgot to be shy at the moment, in honestly warning him away from the sunken wreck he had a dream of raising; and looked at him with eyes which assuredly, in association with her patient face, her fragile figure, her spare dress, and the wind and rain, did not turn him from his purpose of helping her.
At this crucial juncture, however, when I am loudly rejecting his offer and warning him away from my belongings, his nose and eyes are firmly within newspaper space and his ears are shut to the sound of my voice.
After apologising to Adam for warning him away, Adam forgives Kirin and teaches him how to feed the baby.