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Definition of keep off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

keep off

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb Addiction
 
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Phrasal Verbs
if rain, snow, etc. keeps off, it does not fall
  1. 1to avoid eating, drinking or smoking something I'm trying to keep off fatty foods. See related entries: Addiction
  2. 2to avoid mentioning a particular subject It's best to keep off politics when my father's around.

keep off somebody

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keep somebody off

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keep something off

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keep somebody off somebody

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keep somebody off something

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keep something off somebody

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keep something off something

 
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to prevent somebody/something from coming near, touching, etc. somebody/something They lit a fire to keep off wild animals. Keep your hands off (= do not touch) me!
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: keep off