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keep (sb/sth) out of sth

verb uk phrasal verb with keep   /kiːp/ (kept, kept) us  
to avoid becoming involved in something, or to stop someone or something becoming involved in something: I prefer to keep out of arguments about money. Keep me out of this!
Translations of “keep (sb/sth) out of sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)不參加, (使)不捲入, (使)置身於…之外…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)不参加, (使)不卷入, (使)置身于…之外…
(Definition of keep (sb/sth) out of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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