keep away

Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
keep away(
kip
 
uh
-
wey
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to not approach)
a. mantenerse alejado
I had to keep away from my ex-wife because of a restraining order.Tuve que mantenerme alejado de mi exesposa por un interdicto.
b. no acercarse
I don't want to see you right now. Keep away from me.No quiero verte ahorita. No te me acerques.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
2. (to prevent from going near)
a. mantener alejado
When the mailman comes, try to keep the dog away from him.Cuando el cartero venga, trata de mantener el perro alejado de él.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
My parents made me take extracurricular classes to keep me away from trouble.Mis padres exigieron que tomara clases extraescolares para asegurarse de que no me metiera en problemas.
You need to find a good balance. Right now, your work is keeping you away from your family.Tienes que encontrar un buen equilibrio. En este momento, tu trabajo está alejandote de tu familia.
3. (to prevent)
a. prevenir
Washing your hands regularly helps keep respiratory illnesses away.Lavarse las manos con frecuencia ayuda a prevenir las enfermedades respiratorias.
b. evitar
Doctor, how can I keep migraines away?Doctor, ¿cómo puedo evitar la migraña?
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
keep away
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a.
to k somebody away from somethingmantener a alguien alejado(a) de algo
k that dog away from me!¡no me acerques ese perro!
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a.
to k away frommantenerse alejado(a) de
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
keep away
transitive verb
mantener alejado; mantener a distancia
the police kept the crowds away la policía mantuvo a la multitud alejada or a distancia; keep him away! ¡que no se acerque!; vitamin C helps keep colds away la vitamina C ayuda a no pillar resfriados
to keep sb away from sb/sth mantener a algn alejado de algn/algo
my parents kept Peter away from me they kept here away from people of her own age
they kept him away from school (stopped him going) no le dejaron ir al colegio; (because ill) no lo llevaron al colegio; lo tuvieron en casa; keep medicines away from children mantener los medicamentos fuera del alcance de los niños
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
no acercarse
keep away! ¡no te acerques!
keep away from the fire no te acerques al fuego
he promised to keep away from drink prometió no tocar la bebida
to keep away from sb
he seems to be keeping away from me parece que me evita; you keep away from my daughter! ¡no te vuelvas a acercar a mi hija!
if you know what's good for you you'll keep away from my daughter
he can't keep away from the subject siempre vuelve al mismo tema
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Loading roots
Word Forms
Loading word forms
Examples
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the new Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
Fun and interactive
Easy to use
Highly effective
Works on any device
Start Learning
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS