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keep sb/sth from sth

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

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

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keep sb/sth from sth

phrasal verb with keep uk   us   /kiːp/ 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)
Translations of “keep sb/sth from sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 阻止…做, 防止…做…
in Chinese (Traditional) 阻止…做, 防止…做…
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