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keep away

Meaning: If you keep something or someone away, you don't let the thing or the person come near.

For example:

  • keep sth/sb away I visited my grandfather's fruit orchard and helped him make scarecrows to keep the birds away.

  • keep sth/sb away from sth If you bring your dogs to the farm, make sure you keep them away from the sheep.

Quick Quiz:

If you have dangerous medicines in your house, it's very important to keep them away from
  1. your cupboard
  2. your children
  3. your doctor

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