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verb (adverb often foll by from)
to refrain or prevent from coming (near)
to stop using, touching, etc
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How to use keep away in a sentence
But most of the fans, performers, and industry folk keep away from the loud nightclubs, preferring an evening of schmoozing.My Night at the NSFW Oscars|Richard Abowitz|January 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
President Obama has been advised to keep away from the Israeli-Palestinian issue.Appoint Bill Clinton Peace Envoy|Bernard Avishai|November 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
For example, if it were a kicking horse, he should warn the bailee to keep away from his legs.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
I'm game for anything, Mollie dear, as long as you keep away from land-slides and wild animals.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle|Laura Lee Hope
She now thought to herself, If he cares for me, how can he keep away from me when he sees Coronado making eyes at me?Overland|John William De Forest
They were quite right to capture us, because we had no business to intrude here, having been warned to keep away from Loonville.The Tin Woodman of Oz|L. Frank Baum
A volatile oil, used to keep away insects from textiles, is obtained from the leaves.Philippine Mats|Hugo H. Miller