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keep (sb/sth) off sth

verb uk phrasal verb with keep   /kiːp/ (kept, kept) us  
B1 to not go onto an area, or to stop someone or something going onto an area: There was a notice saying 'Keep off the grass'.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
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