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keep away
  • 1verb + adverbto keep away (from somebody/something)when he's here she just can't keep away
    cuando él está aquí ella siempre anda alrededor
    keep away from me!
    ¡no te me acerques!
    keep away from the fire
    ¡no se acerquen al fuego!
    I'll keep away from them in future
    evitaré tener nada que ver con ellos en (el) futuro
    keep away from my family!
    ¡deja en paz a mi familia!
    she can't keep away from the casino
    tiene que ir al casino, es superior a ella
  • 2verb + object + adverbto keep somebody away from somebody/somethingyou'd better keep her away from me
    más vale que no dejes que se me acerque
    keep those chocolates away from him!
    ¡quítale esos bombones de delante!
    ¡no dejes esos bombones a su alcance!
    eat oranges to keep those winter colds away
    coma naranjas para mantener a raya esos resfriados de invierno
    I kept him away from school
    no lo mandé al colegio
    I'm keeping you away from your work
    te estoy interrumpiendo el trabajo
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