Meaning of “keep (sb) off sth” in the English Dictionary

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"keep (sb) off sth" in British English

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keep (sb) off sth

phrasal verb with keep uk /kiːp/ us /kiːp/ verb kept, kept

to not eat, drink, or use something that can harm you, or to stop someone else from doing this:

The doctor told me to keep off fatty foods.

(Definition of “keep (sb) off sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)