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stay away
verb + adverb
  • to stay away (from something/somebody)stay well away from the flames
    no te acerques a las llamas
    manténte bien lejos de las llamas
    stay away from my daughter!
    ¡no te acerques a mi hija!
    he can't stay away from her
    no puede estar sin ella
    football clubs are worried because crowds have been staying away
    hay preocupación en los clubes de fútbol porque el público no acude a los encuentros
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    Pronunciation: fôrˈtisəˌmō
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
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    A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.