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Phrasal Verbs

keep off (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb keep off (2)

Meaning

to avoid something like a certain food or a certain topic in conversation

Synonym

avoid

For example

  • keep off sth Her doctor has told her to keep off chocolates and other sweets, but she still keeps eating them.

  • keep off sth How many times have I told you to keep off politics when Uncle Billy's around?

Quick Quiz

If you want to be slim and sexy, you have to keep off

a. fruits and vegetables

b. fatty foods, sweets and ice-cream

c. exercise machines

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