keep off


keep off
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "keep off":
present tense I/you/we/they keep off he/she/it keeps off present participle keeping off past tense kept off past participle kept off
1) keep something off something to not touch something, or to prevent something from touching something

Keep the flies off the food.

Keep your hands off! It's mine.

2) keep off something to not go onto a particular area of land

Keep off the grass.

keep someone/something off something:

Dogs must be kept off the beach.

3)
a) keep off something to avoid a particular type of food or drink

I'm trying to keep off fatty foods.

b) to avoid mentioning a particular subject in a conversation
keep someone off something:

Keep him off politics, for goodness sake.

4) British if rain or snow keeps off, it does not fall, although you expected it to

English dictionary. 2014.

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