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keep away

Translation of keep away in Spanish:

  • 1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbioto keep away (from sb/sth) 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 + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbioto keep sb away from sb/sth you'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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