One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Stay away (or make someone stay away)‘keep away from the edge of the cliff’
stay away, keep away, be absent, withdraw, retire, take one's leave, remove oneself, slip away, take oneself off, abscondView synonyms
- ‘The fact is, you were kept away from the public for two years.’
- ‘In fact the Orange parade used to gather at the bottom of our road and my mother even kept us away from the window.’
- ‘It's hard enough to try to raise your kids right and keep them away from drugs without someone slipping this into my kids' daily round of subliminal nudging.’
- ‘Shopping online or by mail order keeps you away from some of the holiday's most aggravating situations - crowded stores and streets.’
- ‘Parents took their children out of classes last Tuesday and kept them away for the rest of the week in protest against the school's dilapidated condition.’
- ‘I have kept him away from mirrors so he could not see how bad it was.’
- ‘His father taught him at home and kept him away from children his age.’
- ‘After the airport reception, the contestants were whisked to their hotel where they have been kept away from the press.’
- ‘Although his record promotions and concert tours kept Joe away from Ireland a lot, he never forgot his home following and played the dancehall circuit to capacity audiences throughout the 80s.’
- ‘Another pastime that has kept me away from the keyboard is a fascinating book I've been reading.’
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