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keep from (2)

Meaning: If you keep something from someone, you don't tell them about it.

Synonym: withhold

For example:

  • keep sth from sb We kept the bad news from her until she was in a better state of mind.

  • keep sth from sb It's best to keep some things from children until they're old enough to understand them properly.

Quick Quiz:

We have to keep news about those things from Joan because it just
  1. amuses her
  2. upsets her
  3. pleases her

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