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keep sb/sth from sth

verb uk phrasal verb with keep   /kiːp/ (kept, kept) us  
C2 to prevent someone or something from doing something: [+ -ing verb] Try to keep the children from throwing food all over the floor. Am I keeping you from your work?
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