keep from (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. amuses her

b. upsets her

c. pleases her

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