warn (one) away (from someone or something)

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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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?
See also: away, warn
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: away, 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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The government has effectively retracted its promise to allow foreign correspondents to report freely, warning them away from sites where protests might take place.
They will get a phone call from a counsellor within two minutes, warning them away.