stay away from

This page is about the phrasal verb stay away from.

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

Synonym: avoid

For example:

  • stay away from sth/sb If a dog barks at you, stay away from it.

  • stay away from sth/sb Parents were worried their children might catch the flu, so they told them to stay away from people who were coughing or sneezing.

Quick Quiz:

Children are taught to stay away from

a. plants and flowers

b. friends and family

c. snakes and spiders

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Contributor: Matt Errey