keep away from

This page is about the phrasal verb keep away from.

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

Synonym: avoid

For example:

  • keep away from sb/sth Janey didn't have any trouble with the gangs. When they saw how big her dog was, they kept away from her.

  • keep away from sb/sth If you see a snake, keep away from it. It could be poisonous.

Quick Quiz:

If you take your kids swimming at the beach, tell them to keep away from

a. the sand

b. the water

c. the jellyfish

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