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keep sth off (sb/sth)

verb uk phrasal verb with keep   /kiːp/ (kept, kept) us  
B2 to stop something touching or harming someone or something: Put a cloth over the salad to keep the flies off. Wear a hat to keep the sun off (= to prevent it harming your skin).
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