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English definition of “keep from doing sth”

keep from doing sth

phrasal verb with keep     /kiːp/ verb (kept, kept)
to manage to prevent yourself from doing something: I couldn't keep from smiling when she told me what she'd done.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
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