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verb (preposition)
(foll by a gerund) to prevent or restrain (oneself or another); refrain or cause to refrain
(tr) to protect or preserve from
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keep from

1

Withhold; also, prevent. For example, What information are you keeping from me? or Please keep your dog from running through our garden. [c. 1340]

2

Restrain oneself, hold oneself back, as in I can hardly keep from laughing. [c. 1340]

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