Meaning of “keep sb/sth from sth” in the English Dictionary

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"keep sb/sth from sth" in British English

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keep sb/sth from sth

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

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

"keep sb/sth from sth" in Business English

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keep sb/sth from sth

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

to prevent someone or something from doing something:

Am I keeping you from your work?
keep sb/sth from doing sth The board is doing everything it can to keep the business from failing.

(Definition of “keep sb/sth from sth” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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