keep away - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theykeep away
he/she/itkeeps away
present participlekeeping away
past tensekept away
past participlekept away
  1. keep someone/something away to avoid someone or something, or to make someone else do this

    I’ve told him to keep away, but he won’t listen.

    keep away from:

    You should keep away from fried foods.

    You can’t keep the kids away from the computer.

See also main entry: keep