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keep (sb/sth) away

verb uk phrasal verb with keep   /kiːp/ (kept, kept) us  
B2 to not go somewhere or near something, or to prevent someone from going somewhere or near something: Keep away from the edge of the cliff.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restrictingSeparateness and isolation in spaceAlone
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