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Definition of keep away phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

keep away

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

keep away (from somebody/something)

 
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to avoid going near someone or something Keep away from the edge of the cliff.

keep somebody/something away (from somebody/something)

 
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to prevent someone or something from going somewhere Her illness kept her away from work for several weeks.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: keep away